Friday 26 May 2017

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


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


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


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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