Tracking progress in reducing/ending childhood malnutrition in Ethiopia: a scenario-based modeling study
- Stunting, wasting, and underweight are three widely recognized indicators of child’s nutritional status, resulting in increased childhood morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia.
- Ethiopia has been implementing several high-impact, efficient, targeted, and multi-dimensional nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions, to eliminate and mitigate the public health and socio-economic impacts of these malnutrition indicators. However, scenario-based modeling for tracking progress on the effect of these interventions to achieve health targets for these indicators is limited.
- This evidence brief makes use of EDHS, UN, and GBD-2019 datasets to assess the prevalence of stunting, wasting, and underweight among under-five children and to predict their future trends in relation to the SDG and HSTP-II targets by varying major nutritional intervention coverages.