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Building an economic case for food interventions in the Pacific.

Snowdon, Wendy; Negin, Joel; Moodie, Marj.
Pac Health Dialog; 16(2): 24-9, 2010 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | 2010 | ID: mdl-21714332
Resumo: Diet-related health problems are a major issue throughout the Pacific region. Micronutrient deficiencies are widespread and rates of non-communicable diseases are increasing. There is a need for food-related policy interventions to improve the quality of the food supply and to enhance access to a healthy diet. To support the promotion and eventual implementation of these interventions, it is vital that the costs and impacts of the interventions are known. This paper outlines a project being undertaken in the region to develop cost-effectiveness models for food interventions in order to help build the case for action.