Children and Malnutrition

Under Nourished Kids

Children are the most visible victims of under-nutrition. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the estimated 10.9 million child deaths each year. Under-nutrition magnifies the effect of every disease, including measles and malaria.

Under-nutrition affects 32.5 percent of children in developing countries.

1        More than 70 percent of malnourished children live in Asia,

2        26 percent in Africa, and

3        4 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In many cases, their plight began even before birth with a malnourished mother. Under-nutrition among pregnant women in developing countries leads to 1 out of 6 infants born with low birth weight. This is a risk factor for neonatal deaths, and also causes learning disabilities, mental, retardation, poor health, blindness and premature death.

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