Global Nutrition Report – update

We wanted to update you on a few changes which have taken place at the Global Nutrition Report.

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Making water, sanitation, and hygiene programs nutrition sensitive

Making water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) nutrition sensitive does not require a paradigm shift.
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Infographic: Global Nutrition Report 2015


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The infographic uses data from the Global Nutrition Report 2015 to present a snapshot of the scale of malnutrition across the globe. It tracks country progress towards two nutrition-related World Health Assembly targets for 2025, stunting in children under-5, and obesity among adults aged 18+.

Stunting is defined as the percentage of children 0–59 months who are below minus two (moderate and severe) standard deviations from median height-for-age of the WHO Child Growth Standards

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund, World Health Organization, The World Bank. UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: 2014 Joint child malnutrition estimates: Levels and trends. UNICEF, New York; WHO, Geneva; The World Bank, Washington, DC; 2015.  (July 2015 update, except for India, which is September 2015 update)

Adult obesity is defined as the percentage of defined population (adults 18+) with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher.

Source: World Health Organization Global Health Observatory Data Repository 2015. Available from: http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A900A?lang=en (Accessed April 20, 2015)

#NutritionReport: It’s time to put our health at the heart of food systems

Children at a project we support in Bangladesh (photo: Darren Fletcher/Save the Children)

Children at a project we support in Bangladesh (photo: Darren Fletcher/Save the Children)

You’ve got to admit even in a world drowning in facts, the four below from the 2015 Global Nutrition Report are really staggering:

  1. 794 million people do not get the energy they need from their food.
  2. 2 billion do not get the nutrients they need from their food.
  3. 1.9 billion are overweight or obese.
  4. No country is immune to the serious economic and social burdens of malnutrition.

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Live Q&A: What needs to happen NOW to end global malnutrition?

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One of the most pressing challenges facing our planet is malnutrition, which affects citizens of every country in the world from the least developed to the most. >> Read more