Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. WHO and UNICEF today issued new 10-1 1 children in French guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. The operational guidance is intended to contribute to harmonized reporting by Member States on the GNMF indicators. 2 November 2017 — The Global Nutrition Summit in Milan on November 4th, 2017, will take stock of commitments made to date, celebrate progress toward global goals on nutrition, and announce new commitments to accelerate the global response to malnutrition.
3 of people suffer from as a result of malnutrition: wasting, stunting, vitamin and mineral deficiency, overweight or obesity and diet-related non-communicable disease. As part of its response to the global epidemic of obesity, WHO is today releasing guidelines to support primary healthcare workers identify and help children who are overweight or obese. In 2016 an estimated 41 million children under 5 were affected by overweight or obesity. Four species of intestinal worms affect almost a quarter of the world’s poorest and mostly marginalized people. They disrupt people’s ability to absorb nutrients, and impede the growth and physical development of millions of children. Periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment can drastically reduce the suffering of those infected and protect the 1. 5 billion people currently estimated to be at risk.
More than half a million 15-year-olds took part in the OECD’s latest global education survey, known as PISA. The main focus was on science, an increasingly important part of our economic and social lives. View all the recordings and presentations from the PISA Webinar Series. The OECD PISA 2018 Global Competence Framework was presented at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on 12 December 2017 at 10:00 EST.