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Vive Revista de Salud

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JURADO, Juan Cirilo Paucar. Public health budget and its effects on chronic child malnutrition. The Peruvian case. Vive Rev. Salud [online]. 2023, vol.6, n.18, pp.934-947.  Epub 25-Sep-2023. ISSN 2664-3243.

Currently, although malnutrition rates affecting indigenous peoples and low-income areas have decreased by 33.8%, Latin America continues to register alarming levels of malnutrition, especially at the child level. In the case of Peru in particular, there is an urgent need to study the impact of the health budget on the dynamics of child malnutrition. Objective. To analyze the impact of the public health budget on the reduction of child malnutrition in Peru during the last two decades. Methodology. Narrative review of the impact of public health budgets on malnutrition. Within the search, databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, Scielo, Redalyc, Latindex and Google Scholar from 2019 to 2023 were considered. Considering with equation health budget" OR "chronic child malnutrition", "government spending" with the Boolean function AND as search parameters for the field "topic" to find documents that also dealt with "malnutrition" OR "chronic child malnutrition" OR "child malnutrition". Results. Fifty-seven sources were identified, 4 articles were excluded due to duplicity and 37 due to lack of information, resulting in a total of 16 articles to be considered in this analysis. Conclusion. It can be concluded that there is a significant relationship between the increase in the public health budget and the decrease in child malnutrition at the national level. The existing literature highlights that as the health budget allocation increases, a corresponding reduction in malnutrition rates is observed.

Palabras clave : Child Malnutrition; Public Expenditures; Financial Management.

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