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Addressing Wasting in Children Globally - UNICEF and WFP Partnership Framework

Author: UNICEF and World Food Programme (WFP)
Year: 2020
Resource type: Official

An estimated 47 million children under the age of five suffer from wasting, a condition characterized by low weight for height that adversely affects child growth, brain development and lifelong opportunities and can cause premature death. The current COVID-19 pandemic could result in an additional 6.7 million children with wasting during the first 12 months.

Child wasting must be eliminated. This starts with prevention − ensuring mothers and children benefit from a package of targeted interventions that strengthen systems and provide improved access to nutritious and safe diets and life-saving services and practices. By scaling up prevention and innovative treatment services, UNICEF and WFP can reduce the global burden of wasting so that no child is left behind.

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