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Cost of hunger: $2 trillion loss in GDP

A total of 805 million people are chronically undernourished worldwide and hunger and under-nutrition reduce the global GDP by up to 3 per cent, or the equivalent of $2 trillion every year, a report said. The global population is

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170 countries vow to combat malnutrition

More than 170 countries have made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets, in a major step towards

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Steps against malnutrition urged

The 'double-burden' of malnutrition – obesity and under-nutrition – in the Mena region was under the spotlight at a recent global conference on improving nutrition in Dubai. “Simple, affordable solutions are available,” said Marc Van Ameri

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Malnutrition affects 200 million children worldwide

Approximately 200 million children under the age of five in the developing world suffer from stunted growth as a result of chronic maternal and childhood undernutrition, a report said. Undernutrition contributes to more than a third of all

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