Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

2020 Global Nutrition Report

The report highlights that most countries in the world must now be equipped to fight both sides of malnutrition at the same time.  One in nine people are still hungry or undernourished, while 149 million children under 5 years of age are still affected by stunting globally. Meanwhile, our world has transitioned to one in which more people of all ages are obese than underweight, with one in three people either overweight or obese.

Despite these figures, countries are often unprepared to face the global nutrition crisis. Financial commitments also don’t match the scale and nature of the issue: increases in domestic resources for nutrition have been marginal at best, and obesity and overweight have been largely ignored in aid allocations.

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