• Awasthi S., Bundy D.A. & Savioli L. (2003) Helminthic infections. British Medical Journal 327, 431433.
  • Bhutta Z.A., Ahmad T., Black R.E., Cousens S., Dewey K., Glugliani E. et al. (2008) What works? Interventions to affect maternal and child undernutrition and survival globally. Lancet DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61693-6.
  • Black R.E., Allen L., Bhutta Z.A., Caulfield L.H., De Onis M., Ezzato M. et al. (2008) Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences. Lancet 371, 243260.
  • Bryce J., Terreri N., Victora C.G., Mason E., Daelmans B., Bhutta Z.A. et al. (2006) Countdown to 2015: tracking intervention coverage for child survival. Lancet 368, 10671076.
  • Darmstadt G.L., Bhutta Z.A., Cousens S., Adam T., Walker N., De Bernis L., Lancet Neonatal Survival Steering Team (2005) Evidence-based, cost-effective interventions: how many newborn babies can we save? Lancet 365, 977988.
  • Edmond K.M., Zandoh C., Quigley M.A., Amenga-Etego S., Owusu-Agyei S., Kirkwood B.R. (2006) Delayed breastfeeding initiation increases risk of neonatal mortality. Pediatrics 117, e380-6.
  • Ergo A., Shekar M., Gwatkin D.R. (2008) The prevalence and distribution of malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries: updated and expanded estimates. World Bank Discussion paper (in press).
  • Green A. & Gerein N. (2005) Exclusion, inequity and health system development: the critical emphases for maternal, neonatal and child health. Bull World Health Organ 83, 402. Epub 2005 Jun 17.
  • Jones G., Steketee R.W., Black R.E., Bhutta Z.A., Morris S.S., Bellagio Child Survival Study Group (2003) How many child deaths can we prevent this year? Lancet 362, 6571.
  • De Onis M., Frongillo E.A., Blössner M. (2000) Is malnutrition declining? An analysis of changes in levels of child malnutrition since 1980. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 78, 12221233.
  • Pelletier D.L. & Frongillo E.A. (2003) Changes in child survival are strongly associated with changes in malnutrition in developing countries. Journal of Nutrition 133, 107119.
  • Pelletier D.L., Frongillo E.A. Jr, Schroeder D.G., Habicht J.P. (1994) A methodology for estimating the contribution of malnutrition to child mortality in developing countries. Journal of Nutrition 124 (Suppl. 10), 2106S2122S.
  • Svedberg P. (2006) Declining child malnutrition: a reassessment. International Journal of Epidemiology 35, 13361346.
  • UNICEF (2007) Revisiting growth monitoring and its evolution to promoting growth as a strategic program approach: building consensus for future program guidance. Report of a Technical Consultation UNICEF Headquarters New York, USA. September 25–26, 2007. (Draft, Mimeo)
  • Victora C.G., Huicho L., Amaral J.J., Armstrong-Schellenberg J., Manzi F., Mason E. et al. (2006) Are health interventions implemented where they are most needed? District uptake of the integrated management of childhood illness strategy in Brazil, Peru and the United Republic of Tanzania. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 84, 792801.
  • World Bank (2006) Repositioning nutrition as central to development: a strategy for large scale action. Available at: