by Kaia Engesveen, Chizuru Nishida, Francesco Branca et al.
World Health Organization, 2013
Malnutrition in all its forms is closely linked, either directly or indirectly, to major causes of death worldwide. There are evidence-informed interventions that, when implemented effectively, can dramatically reduce the rate of malnutrition. Nevertheless, global progress has been too slow to meet the nutrition target of Millennium Development Goal 1. This report presents the current global nutrition challenges drawing data from various sources including existing WHO Global Nutrition Databases, the methods and main outcomes of the Global Nutrition Policy Review, showing the extent of policy and programme implementation and nutrition governance in 119 WHO Member States and 4 territories which provided information, the summary conclusions and the way forward.