• sanitation
  • The fight against malnutrition in Yemen requires urgent large-scale investments in almost all sectors to improve people's access to food, drinking water, sanitation, hygiene education, social protection, livelihoods and quality health services. (unicef.org)
  • The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. (unicef.org)
  • medical citation needed] Poor nutrition is a chronic problem often linked to poverty, a poor understanding of nutrition and dietary practices, and deficient sanitation and food security. (wikipedia.org)
  • Inadequate food intake, infections, psychosocial deprivation, the environment (lack of sanitation and hygiene), social inequality and perhaps genetics contribute to childhood malnutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Studies in Bangladesh in 2009 found that the mother's literacy, low household income, higher number of siblings, less access to mass media, less supplementation of diets, unhygienic water and sanitation are associated with chronic and severe malnutrition in children. (wikipedia.org)
  • The health problems of Bangladesh include communicable and non-communicable disease, malnutrition, environmental sanitation problems, and others. (wikipedia.org)
  • micronutrient
  • Along with partners, USAID and the World Food Program, we are working with Haiti's largest flour company to enrich its products," said Aissa Mamadoultaibou, UNICEF infant and young child feeding and micronutrient manager. (unicef.org)
  • International NGO Helen Keller International and UNICEF are experimenting with micronutrient powders for children younger than two in Alieu district, with plans for a nationwide roll-out based on results in Alieu. (globalpolicy.org)
  • 2017
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 5 May 2017 - Without increased support, the lives and futures of more than 1 million children in the Central African Republic are under threat, UNICEF said today. (unicef.org)
  • humanitarian
  • CAIRO, Egypt -- The poorest country in the Middle East has been plagued for years by political violence, and now the risk of a humanitarian disaster due to malnutrition has added to Yemen's woes. (ibtimes.com)
  • SANAA, 25 May 2012 - UNICEF today urged that fighting malnutrition in Yemen should be an absolute priority following a Friends of Yemen meeting in Riyadh that recognized the dire humanitarian situation and made US$4 billion in pledges to address the crisis. (unicef.org)
  • The extremely poor humanitarian situation in Yemen is a result of both chronic underdevelopment and the violence last year. (unicef.org)
  • UNICEF is working to provide humanitarian assistance in areas affected by conflict and working with the government on recovery in areas that are secure. (unicef.org)
  • 2016
  • Together with development partners, the private sector and government ministries, it is building a coherent and multi-sector approach to tackle malnutrition, with the common goal of reducing chronic malnutrition from 58 percent to 48 percent by 2016. (unicef.org)
  • United Nati
  • RANGOON - The United Nations Children's Fund has called for greater international support to protect Burma's women and children, according to a statement released by the UNICEF office in the capital. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF-see Glossary) believed these figures underestimated the true mortality rate but still represented decreases from comparable rates in 1960. (wikipedia.org)
  • undernutrition
  • The Lancet reports that undernutrition reduces a nation's economic advancement by at least eight per cent because of direct productivity losses, losses via poorer cognition and losses via reduced schooling, while other experts have shown that a USD 1 investment in reducing chronic malnutrition can deliver a USD 30 return through improved health and education benefits. (india.com)
  • nutritional
  • UNICEF is addressing the immediate nutrition needs of children and pregnant and lactating women, but more must be done to ensure these children and women have long-term access to nutritional services and health care. (unicef.org)
  • Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM), also known as protein-calorie malnutrition Iron deficiency: nutritional anaemia which can lead to lessened productivity, sometimes becoming terminal Vitamin A deficiency, which can lead to blindness or a weakened immune system Iodine deficiency, which can lead to serious mental or physical complaints Foliate deficiency can lead to insufficient birth weight or congenital anomalies such as spina bifida. (wikipedia.org)
  • commonly
  • Lack of life-saving micronutrients is the top cause of preventable mental disability, and chronic malnutrition - most commonly measured by a child's height in relation to age - increases the risk of premature death and irreversible mental and physical disability, according to the World Health Organization. (globalpolicy.org)
  • Malnutrition is commonly used in reference to undernourishment, or a condition in which an individual's diet does not include sufficient calories and proteins to sustain physiological needs, but it also includes overnourishment, or the consumption of excess calories. (wikipedia.org)
  • AIDS
  • Infections and conditions associated with wasting include tuberculosis, chronic diarrhea, AIDS, and superior mesenteric artery syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • nutrient
  • Diarrhea and other infections can cause malnutrition through decreased nutrient absorption, decreased intake of food, increased metabolic requirements, and direct nutrient loss. (wikipedia.org)
  • famine
  • They argued that, while chronic malnutrition has been issue for populations of Niger, the media erroneously and deliberately portrayed common local dietary habits as signs of widespread famine to appeal to donors' sympathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • On March 3, 2008 TV2 Norway aired the documentary "Sultbløffen" (The Famine Scam) which voiced the view that there was no famine in Niger in 2005-06, but rather chronic malnutrition no different from the previous years. (wikipedia.org)
  • five
  • Close to 60 per cent of Yemeni children under the age of five today are suffering from chronic malnutrition, said Gert Kapelari of UNICEF, ranking Yemen second only to Afghanistan as the country with the highest level of malnutrition in the world. (ibtimes.com)
  • The UN confirmed the findings late last year, reporting chronic malnutrition in children under five in the areas visited - 33% overall, and 45% in the northern part of the country. (nkeconwatch.com)
  • After the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, BGR made an emergency donation of $10,000 which was distributed among five charities: UNICEF, CARE, Direct Relief, Oxfam America, and the International Medical Corps. (wikipedia.org)
  • affects
  • Malnutrition is a condition that affects bodily capacities of an individual, including growth, pregnancy, lactation, resistance to illness, and cognitive and physical development. (wikipedia.org)
  • hunger
  • The leading priority must be the fight against malnutrition, especially as we head into the hunger and diarrhoea season in June," added Cappelaere. (unicef.org)
  • Representative
  • For UNICEF Representative in Burundi Johannes Wedenig, who has been advocating for a more united approach, the high-level political leadership is a significant step towards concrete action on the ground. (unicef.org)
  • There is an urgent need for immediate action to aid the 13 million children who make up more than half of the population, said UNICEF Representative Geert Cappelaere. (unicef.org)
  • We cannot allow the Central African Republic to become a forgotten crisis," said Christine Muhigana, UNICEF Representative in the Central African Republic. (unicef.org)
  • Infections
  • Parasite infections, in particular intestinal worm infections (helminthiasis), can also lead to malnutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Similarly, malnutrition of both macronutrients (such as protein and energy) and micronutrients (such as iron, zinc, and vitamins) increase susceptibility to HIV infections by interfering with the immune system and through other biological mechanisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Yemen
  • UNICEF commended those countries that made pledges at the Friends of Yemen meeting on Wednesday to help end suffering. (unicef.org)
  • child
  • As sector co-lead with the Government for the WASH, nutrition and education sectors and the child protection sub-sector, UNICEF will strengthen coordination, increase operational capacity at the field level, expand NGO partnerships, engage community-level social mobilizers and strengthen existing UNICEF programming systems to reach the most vulnerable. (unicef.org)
  • In health, UNICEF will support health facilities, immunization and maternal, newborn and child health week campaigns, while also improving primary health care service outreach. (unicef.org)
  • Malnutrition is the single most important underlying cause of child mortality. (unicef.org)
  • UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. (unicef.org)
  • United Nations: Maternal and child nutrition reinforces the need for resolute leadership and steadfast commitment at national and global levels to win the battle against under-nutrition, UNICEF said on Thursday. (india.com)
  • On average, WFP assists 100,000 primary school children during each school year under the school meals programme and 30,000 children and pregnant and nursing women suffering from malnutrition through mother and child health activities. (wfp.org)
  • Maternal and child under-nutrition have a life-long impact on the health and prospects of the child, potentially affecting future generations' and India has one of the worst records of malnutrition among its population, despite its recent economic growth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although India's economy grew 55% from 2001-2006, its child-malnutrition rate only dropped 1%, lagging behind countries of similar growth rate. (wikipedia.org)
  • households
  • UNICEF Jamaica is concerned that rising food prices, combined with increasing prices of other basic commodities, will adversely affect the health and nutrition of children, and pregnant and lactating women living in poor households, particularly in urban areas. (unicef.org)
  • UNICEF, UNDP and FAO are now engaged with the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) to assess the extent to which the most vulnerable households are affected by high food costs. (unicef.org)
  • especially
  • UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family - and especially children and young people. (unicef.org)
  • JULY 2008 - UNICEF is concerned that food price increases are having negative social, economic and political impacts, especially in low income and least developed countries. (unicef.org)
  • health
  • UNICEF commends the Government of Jamaica for having recently put in place key measures which may alleviate the impact of high food prices, including the removal of user fees for basic health services and education. (unicef.org)
  • Malnutrition can cause several different health problems, such as pellagra. (wikipedia.org)
  • Malnutrition can lead to an onslaught of additional health complications, and eventually even death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once malnutrition is treated, adequate growth is an indication of health and recovery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children often face malnutrition during the age of rapid development, which can have long-lasting impacts on health. (wikipedia.org)
  • governments
  • UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. (unicef.org)
  • Lack
  • In addition diets high in corn produce a condition known as wet-malnutrition - a person is receiving sufficient calories, but her or his body malfunctions due to a lack of protein. (wikipedia.org)
  • A chronic lack of protein in the diet leads to kwashiorkor. (wikipedia.org)
  • partners
  • In these areas, UNICEF and its NGO partners promote a community-oriented approach, with a goal of eventually reducing reliance on NGOs by advancing community involvement in programme delivery. (unicef.org)
  • Thousands of returnees and refugees crossed the border from Sudan to neighbouring Chad where they receive support from UNICEF and partners. (unicef.org)