Vaccination can lead to lower rates of child malnutrition in high-risk populations. – VoICE
Key Concept

Key Evidence: An analysis conducted in areas of Ethiopia with high proportions of refugees found that high measles vaccination coverage was linked to lower rates of acute malnutrition (wasting) in children under five. For each percentage point increase in measles vaccination coverage, there was a 0.65% decrease in the rate of acute malnutrition in these areas.

From the VoICE Editors: The analysis was conducted on data from more than 150 nutrition surveys.

Altare C, Delbiso TD, Guha-Sapir D 2016. Child wasting in emergency pockets: a meta-analysis of small-scale surveys from Ethiopia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13(178).
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