Early Childhood Development and Mobile Health
Experts from World Vision International discuss the importance of early childhood nutrition and recent developments in mobile technologies that may provide powerful solutions for undernutrition in resource-poor settings.
Adequate nutrition in the first five years of life is crucial to healthy cognitive and physical development. Despite major efforts to address undernutrition, millions of children continue to suffer from stunted physical growth and impaired cognitive ability due to lack of nutrient rich foods. Recent developments in mobile technologies, however, may provide powerful solutions. In this NBR thought piece, experts from World Vision International outline the potential for innovative technologies to radically improve early childhood development and nutrition.