e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)

Health conditions

A malnurished child, Africa.
WHO/Marko Kokic
Undernutrition is the largely preventable cause of over a third of all child deaths

Nutrition interventions can have a positive impact on micronutrient deficiencies and undernutrition as well as on acute infections like diarrhoea, malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

These conditions negatively impact the most vulnerable population groups such as pregnant women and young children.

Diet is also a risk factor for noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer.

Anaemia

Diarrhoea

HIV/AIDS

Malaria

Noncommunicable diseases

Cancer
Cardiovascular diseases
Diabetes

Obesity

Respiratory conditions

Tuberculosis

Undernutrition

Moderate acute malnutrition
Severe acute malnutrition
Other

Contact us

eLENA team
Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

E-mail: nutrition@who.int