Basis for Addressing the Situation of Chronic Malnutrition in Guatemala

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This document presents an analysis of chronic malnutrition in Guatemala, especially in the departments or health areas receiving technical and financial assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition to reviewing published documents on the topic, we conducted a secondary analysis of the databases of censuses of schoolchildren.  The report reviews current scientific and technical knowledge as well as evidence from programs that have been proven effective. For each level of the causes of malnutrition – structural, underlying, and proximate – actions are identified that will reduce growth retardation. The document also analyzes programs currently being implemented in Guatemala. This report is available in both English and Spanish.

Publication Date 
October 2010
Resource Type 
Project Reports
Regions/ Countries