- 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.
- 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.
- Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
- Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus