Research goals in maternal and childhood malnutrition

  • Improving knowledge of acute malnutrition through basic research.
  • Simplifying treatment of acute malnutrition through better insight and intervention trials.
  • Understanding the mechanisms underpinning stunting to improve management.
  • Improving maternal nutrition to enhance pregnancy weight gain and perinatal outcomes (e.g. birth weight).
  • Improving dietary diversity and nutritional status of adolescents, particularly girls.