India likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025: WHO’s Global Nutrition Report 2020

India likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025: WHO’s Global Nutrition Report 2020
  • According to World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Nutrition Report 2020, India is one among 88 countries to miss global nutritiontargets by 2025 & is with highest rates of domestic inequalities in malnutrition.
  • India along with Nigeria & Indonesia are worst in disparities in stunting & the levels varied four-fold across communities.
  • Aim– To inspire governments, civil society and private stakeholders to act to end malnutrition in all its forms.

Targets

  • Reducestunting by 40% in children under 5; Reduce Anaemia by 50% in women of reproductive age (15-49 years); Reduce 30% in low birth weight; No increase in childhood overweight; Increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months up to at least 50%; Reduce and maintain childhood wasting to less than 5%.
  • Stunting– It is the impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation.

About the report:

  • It was conceived following the 1st Nutrition for Growth Initiative Summit (N4G) in 2013. The 1st publication was published in 2014.

About WHO:

  • Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
  • Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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