Good nutrition allows children to grow, develop, learn, play, participate and contribute – while malnutrition robs children of their futures and leaves young lives hanging in the balance. Improving children’s nutrition requires effective and sustained multi-sectoral nutrition programming over the long term. Regular data collection is critical to monitor and analyse country, regional and global progress going forward.
This report highlights the key findings of the UNICEF, WHO, World Bank global joint estimates, published in May 2017. The report coves indicators of stunting, wasting, severe wasting and overweight among children under 5 and reveal insufficient progress to reach the World Health Assembly targets set for 2025 and the Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030.
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