Sex-Based Inequalities in Child Nutrition in Zambia

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The prevalence of stunting in male children under five (CU5) in Zambia is 42%, while female stunting is 38%. This difference is magnified in Zambia’s Eastern Province, where the Feed the Future (FTF) Zambia Mawa Project works to improve household nutrition among 12,500 households in Chipata and  Lundazi districts.

The purpose of this research was to understand whether community-led complementary feeding and learning sessions (CCFLS), a CRS approach to prevent malnutrition among children under two (CU2) implemented under Mawa, is an effective method for addressing sex-based differences in stunting in  children aged 6–23 months.

Publication Date 
August 2015
Authors 
Jessica Bateman MPH, MS, Catholic Relief Services (CRS); Ingrid Weiss, MS, University Research Co., LLC (URC); Serena Stepanovic, MPH, URC; Margaret Mwenya, MPM, CRS; Emily Burrows, MA, CRS; Kimberly Rovin, PhD, URC Consultant
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Language 
English