Global Nutrition CRSP
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Global Nutrition CRSP, Tufts University
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Abstract: Recently, there have been renewed calls for the integration of nutrition, health, and agriculture to improve the nutritional status of populations. Whereas these sectors previously operated in separate realms, various frameworks have been propounded to highlight the importance of a multi-sectoral approach and to establish links between the sectors to impact nutritional status. The 2008 Lancet Nutrition Series and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) framework have provided evidence-based interventions that have largely guided efforts at an integrated approach to address maternal and child undernutrition. The Government of Nepal (GoN) has made a major commitment to improving the nutritional status of the population. It was one of the earliest countries to join the SUN Movement and has articulated a clear strategy for scaling up direct nutrition interventions as well as identifying multi-sector strategies for improving nutrition. To this end, in September 2012, the GoN released its Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan (MSNP) that will guide the government’s investment for the period 2013-2017.