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Impact of early childhood health interventions in Bangladesh felt by future generations

Tania Barham, associate professor of economics, along with coauthors Brachel Champion, Gisella Kagy and Jena Hamadani, published a new paper examining the effects of the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Programme (MCH-FP) implemented in Bangladesh. Results showed children who experienced MCH-FP had greater height and improved cognition. Remarkably, these benefits spanned generations. The next generation of children were taller and also had greater cognition compared to peers whose parents did not experience MCH-FP.

Daniel Long from the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine at CU Boulder shares more about Barham’s findings here.