e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)

Interventions by global target


The WHO global nutrition targets 2025 and diet-related global NCD targets for 2025, endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2012 and 2013, respectively, provide concrete goals against which progress toward ending malnutrition in all its forms can be measured. Efforts to reach the global targets also contribute toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Links between interventions and targets are based on systematic reviews of the literature.

Global nutrition targets

Target 1: 40% reduction in the number of children under-5 who are stunted
Target 2: 50% reduction of anaemia in women of reproductive age
Target 3: 30% reduction in low birth weight
Target 4: No increase in childhood overweight
Target 5: Increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months up to at least 50%
Target 6: Reduce and maintain childhood wasting to less than 5%

Global NCD targets

Target 4: A 30% relative reduction in mean population intake of salt/ sodium intake
Target 6: A 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of raised blood pressure or contain the prevalence of raised blood pressure, according to national circumstances
Target 7: Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity

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World Health Organization
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