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Malnutrition

Malnutrition

Lawrence Haddad
International Food Policy Research
Institute

Outline
What is malnutrition?
Numbers of people
affected
So what?
What can we do?
What can you do?

Malnutrition is:
When bodies & brains dont develop &
work properly

It happens when people:


Cant get enough of the right food to
eat
Dont have clean water & hygienic
toilets

Malnutrition
numbers

Malnutritio
n
numbers

800
million
hungry

162
million
kids
under 5

Poor
growth

2 billion
not enough
vitamins or
minerals

1.5 billion
overweigh
t

People can have


more than one
type of
malnutrition at
the same time

hungry

not
enough
vitamins
or
minerals

162
million
kids
under 5

Poor
growth

overweight

1 in 2 people on the planet


are malnourished

Whichever way you look at


the world

malnutrition affects

every

www.globalnutritionreport.org

country

So what?

45
%

Almost
half of
all child
deaths
from
poor
nutrition

Child malnutrition

Malnutrition affects brain development


But it is fixable in first 1000 days

10 month old
with malnutrition

same child after


one month of
treatment

Other impacts of malnutrition include:

What can we do

What can we do about it?

Policies &
programme
s

Raise
money
for it

Inform
decision
makers
Campai
gn
about it

Campaign

Policies &
programme
s

Raise
money
for it

Inform
decision
makers
Campai
gn
about it

Katy Perry: Im going to take the spotlight I


have and shine it on the children that need it

Inform

Policies &
programme
s

Raise
money
for it

Inform
decision
makers
Campai
gn
about it

Why should governments spend


money on nutrition programes?

$
they get back $16 for every $
invested in nutrition programmes
www.globalnutritionreport.org

Raise money

Policies &
programme
s

Raise
money
for it

Inform
decision
makers
Campai
gn
about it

Programmes and policies

Policies &
programme
s

Raise
money
for it

Inform
decision
makers
Campai
gn
about it

WIC Programme in
USA

Bolsa
Familia
programme
in Brazil

Midday Meals in India

Why arent we
doing more?
Malnourished people dont
have much political power
they are easy to ignore
Governments are
distracted by other things
Until recently we did not
know what to do
But now we can unleash
the power of nutrition

The power of nutrition

What can you do?


Now
Become more
informed
Inform your
family!
School
fundraisers
Make healthy
food and exercise
choices
Later
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Development

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Thank you!