Nutrition

Global targets 2025

To improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition

WHO's Member States have endorsed global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition and are committed to monitoring progress. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalysing global change.


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40% reduction in the
number of children
under-5 who are stunted

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50% reduction
of anaemia in women of
reproductive age

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30% reduction in
low birth weight

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no increase in
childhood overweight

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increase the rate
of exclusive breastfeeding
in the first 6 months up to
at least 50%

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reduce and maintain
childhood wasting
to less than 5%

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WHA65/6

Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
21–26 May 2012