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Born in this world #5: third year

UNDERNUTRITION BORN IN THIS WORLD UNDERNUTRITION 165 million Stunting, or low height for age, is caused by long-term insufficient nutrient intake and frequent children under 5 years of age suffered from stunting in 2011 infections. Occurs when a person is not getting enough food or not getting the proper amounts of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to meet daily nutritional requirements Regional estimates of stunting among under-five children (2011) 6.3 million (11.7%) 55.8 million (39.6%) 68.7 million (39%) Chronic childhood malnutrition leads to reduced physical and mental development TO PREVENT - Improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene |- Ensure nutritious food security for poor households, in quantity and quality - Provide adequate nutrition for mothers and children UNDERNUTRITIONT- Promote early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding through 6 months of age unicef COMMITTING TO CHILD SURVIVAL A PROMISE RENEWED Photo: © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0134/Sokol Updated:26 November 2012

Born in this world #5: third year

shared by UNICEF on Sep 27
If a child makes it past their fifth birthday, they have a much improved chance of surviving into adulthood and thriving. But they face many challenges along the way, from birth complications to pneum...



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