Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

A critical link: Interventions for physical growth and psychological development

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 79
Publication date: 1999
Languages: English, French, Russian
WHO reference number: WHO/CHS/CAH/99.3



An extensive scientific review showing that psychological interventions to support psychological development and nutrition interventions to support physical growth are effective and that combined interventions to improve both growth and psychological development have synergistic effects.