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Global Nutrition Report

This topic provides information about the Global Nutrition Report.

The Global Nutrition Report is a report card on the world’s nutrition—globally, regionally, and country by country—and on efforts to improve it. The Global Nutrition Report is an independently produced annual stock-take of the state of the world’s nutrition. The report tracks global nutrition targets on maternal, infant and young child nutrition and on diet related Non-Communicable Diseases adopted by member states of the World Health Organization as well as governments’ delivery against their commitments. It aims to make it easier for governments and other stakeholders to make - and deliver on - high impact commitments to end malnutrition in all its forms.

The GNR is an annual publication and the first series was published in 2014. It is delivered by an Independent Expert Group and guided at a strategic level by a Stakeholder Group, whose members also review the Report.

Global Nutrition Report 2018 - An overview

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report shares insights into the current state of global nutrition, highlighting the unacceptably high burden of malnutrition in the world. It identifies areas where progress has been made in recent years but argues that it is too slow and too inconsistent. It puts forward five critical steps that are needed to speed up progress to end malnutrition in all its forms and argues that, if we act now, it is not too late to achieve this goal. In fact, we have an unprecedented opportunity to do so.

Key findings

  1. Stunting in children under five years of age is declining at a global level but numbers in Africa are increasing, and there are significant disparities in progress at the subnational level.
  2. At global level, progress in addressing underweight and anaemia among women has been extremely slow while overweight and obesity among adults is getting worse, with higher rates of obesity among women than men.
  3. Several countries are on course to meet at least one of the globally adopted nutrition targets set for 2025, but most are off-track and none are making progress on the full suite of targets.

Five critical steps needed to speed up progress

  1. Break down silos between malnutrition in all its forms.
  2. Prioritise and invest in the data needed and capacity to use it.
  3. Scale up financing for nutrition – diversify and innovate to build on past progress
  4. Galvanise action on healthy diets – engage across countries to address this universal problem
  5. Make and deliver better commitments to end malnutrition in all its forms – an ambitious, transformative approach will be required to meet global nutrition targets
For the complete report, click here.

GNR 2018 - India profile

  • Anaemia and Stunting are the two forms of malnutrition burdens being experienced by the country.
  • 37.9% of children under-5 are affected by stunting and 20.81% of under-5s are defined as 'wasted'.
  • In India, 17.8 per cent of adult men and 21.6 per cent of adult women are overweight.
  • 51.4 of Women in reproductive age were affected by anaemia.

To visit the India Nutrition Profile, click here.

Source : Global Nutrition Report

Related Resources

  1. India Food Security Portal
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