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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One Response to Children and Malnutrition

  1. anjalipareekar says:

    This blog is very insightful. Malnutrition is the main problem associated with the infants due to lack of nutritious food. MUAC is used to measure the circumference of the left upper arm. MUAC is mainly used to assess the nutritional status. Ibis Medical is one of the major manufacturers of the neonatal products which have a worldwide distribution network.

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