Global Nutrition Report 2018

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Nov 2017

The Global Nutrition Report 2018 shows that India is facing a serious challenge dealing with under-nutrition and obesity and various health related, social and economical issues.

Malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges among others and India including 140 other countries is said to be dealing with it. 38% of children in these countries are said to be malnutrition with under-five years of age of 155 million worldwide. 21% of under 5 years are underweight along with their height which is about 52 million children.

Comprising 51% woman of reproductive age with anaemia and 22% of woman in their adult age are overweight , one third of the woman worldwide are affected with these diseases. India is taking efforts to address the problem like malnutrition, anaemia, adult obesity and diabetes.

Although under-nutrition in children are decreasing globally, with recent gains in some countries, it is not quick enough to meet internationally agreed nutrition goals including the SDGA target to end all forms of malnutrition by the year of 2030 as per GNR-2017.