Nutrition in South-East Asia

The Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region account for over 70% of the world’s malnourished children. While children with severe undernutrition have high mortality, larger numbers of deaths occur among the more numerous but less severely malnourished children. Member States also face the problem of ”double burden of nutrition”: the persistence of childhood undernutrition concurrently with a rapid increase in cases of overweight/obesity and of chronic noncommunicable diseases among adults.

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