A One Health Approach to Child Stunting: Evidence and Research Agenda

Gharpure, Radhika, Mor, Siobhan ORCID: 0000-0003-0121-2016, Viney, Mark, Hodobo, Tinashe, Lello, Joanne, Siwila, Joyce, Dube, Kululeko, Robertson, Ruairi C, Mutasa, Kuda, Berger, Cedric N
et al (show 11 more authors) (2021) A One Health Approach to Child Stunting: Evidence and Research Agenda. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 104 (5). pp. 1620-1624.

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Stunting (low height for age) affects approximately one-quarter of children aged < 5 years worldwide. Given the limited impact of current interventions for stunting, new multisectoral evidence-based approaches are needed to decrease the burden of stunting in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Recognizing that the health of people, animals, and the environment are connected, we present the rationale and research agenda for considering a One Health approach to child stunting. We contend that a One Health strategy may uncover new approaches to tackling child stunting by addressing several interdependent factors that prevent children from thriving in LMICs, and that coordinated interventions among human health, animal health, and environmental health sectors may have a synergistic effect in stunting reduction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals, Humans, Communicable Diseases, Wasting Syndrome, Malnutrition, Growth Disorders, Hygiene, Environmental Health, Communicable Disease Control, Developing Countries, Animal Welfare, Poverty, Child, Preschool, Infant, Income, Livestock, One Health
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 15:43
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:14
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1129
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1129
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3148132