India may miss nutrition targets

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published Published on May 12, 2020   modified Modified on May 13, 2020

-The Hindu

Global Nutrition Report says it has highest rates of inequalities in malnutrition.

India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020 released on Tuesday. It also identified the country as one with the highest rates of domestic inequalities in malnutrition.

In 2012, the World Health Assembly identified six nutrition targets for maternal, infant and young child nutrition to be met by 2025. These require governments to reduce stunting by 40% in children under 5 and prevalence of anaemia by 50% among women in the age group of 19-49 years, ensure 30% reduction in low-birth weight and no increase in childhood overweight, increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months up to at least 50% and reduce and maintain childhood wasting to less than 5%.

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The Hindu, 12 May, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-may-miss-nutrition-targets/article31568549.ece?homepage=true


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