Child Malnutrition http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/taxonomy/term/11990/all en Campaign Art: Why it’s imperative to scale-up maternal and child nutrition http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/campaign-art-why-it-s-imperative-scale-maternal-and-child-nutrition <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><strong>People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.</strong><br /><br /> Maternal and child nutrition is a key driver for sustainable development, yet about 155 million children worldwide are still stunted (children below average height for their age). According to the 2008 <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/series/maternal-and-child-undernutrition" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lancet Maternal and Child Undernutrition Series</a> “more than a third of child deaths and 11% of the total diseases burden worldwide are due to maternal and child undernutrition.”<br /><br /> More recent <a href="http://datatopics.worldbank.org/child-malnutrition/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">estimates</a> released in May 2017 by UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank suggest that number of children under 5 stunted has decreased from 254.2 million in 1990 to 154.8 million in 2016. While this a great progress in the last 26 years, 154.8 million stunted children is still a staggering number.<br />   <div> <a href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/global_overview_-_numbers_affected_-_stunting_0.png" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img alt="" height="460" src="http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/global_overview_-_numbers_affected_-_stunting_0.png" title="" width="700" /></a></div> <p> Source: WHO, UNICEF, World Bank<br />  </p> </div></div></div> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:27:00 +0000 Darejani Markozashvili 7736 at http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere