Nutrition

Global Nutrition Targets 2025: Policy brief series

Authors:
World Health Organization

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Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 2
Publication date: 2014
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/NMH/NHD/14.2

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Overview

Recognizing that accelerated global action is needed to address the pervasive and corrosive problem of the double burden of malnutrition, in 2012 the World Health Assembly Resolution 65.6 endorsed a Comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, which specified a set of six global nutrition targets that by 2025 aim to:

  • achieve a 40% reduction in the number of children under-5 who are stunted;
  • achieve a 50% reduction of anaemia in women of reproductive age;
  • achieve a 30% reduction in low birth weight;
  • ensure that there is no increase in childhood overweight;
  • increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months up to at least 50%;
  • reduce and maintain childhood wasting to less than 5%.

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