Children represent the future, and ensuring their physical, socio-emotional and language and cognitive development ought to be a priority for all societies. Children are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition and infectious diseases, many of which can be effectively prevented or treated. 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-development of the child nutrition 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. Please forward this error screen to sharedip-107180112166. India which provides food, preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers. The scheme was launched in 1975, discontinued in 1978 by the government of Morarji Desai, and then relaunched by the Tenth Five Year Plan.