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Malnutrition Still Killing Three Million Children Under Five

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June 6 - The focus of agricultural programmes should shift towards enhanced nutrition rather than just increasing crop yields, Professor Robert Black of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health told IPS. (..) Martin Bloem, senior nutritional advisor with the World Food Program (WFP), echoed a similar sentiment. He emphasised the role of Anganwadis, government sponsored child-care centres in India, in countries like India. (..) But inspection and strict monitoring is paramount when local communities are involved, Bloem said. The findings in The Lancet come ahead of the Group of Eight (G8) summit, which will be preceded by the UK and Brazilian governments co-hosting a high-level event on Nutrition for Growth.