• UNICEF
  • UNICEF reports on how a multi-sector plan is targeting chronic malnutrition in Burundi. (unicef.org)
  • 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)
  • child's
  • 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)
  • Save the Children knows that the first two years of life is considered the critical 'window of opportunity' for a child's optimal growth and development," Save the Children Health and Nutrition Advisor Armado Parawan said, noting that any damage caused by stunting or chronic malnutrition during this period is irreversible. (tawidnewsmag.com)
  • commonly
  • There are three commonly used measures for detecting malnutrition in children: stunting (extremely low height for age), underweight (extremely low weight for age), and wasting (extremely low weight for height). (wikipedia.org)
  • Lack
  • Inadequate food intake, infections, psychosocial deprivation, the environment (lack of sanitation and hygiene), social inequality and perhaps genetics contribute to childhood malnutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Food
  • Combined with the impact of high food prices, the Famine and Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) suggests that a food emergency could start as early as July 2012 and last for 9 months. (wfp.org)
  • Diarrhea and other infections can cause malnutrition through decreased nutrient absorption, decreased intake of food, increased metabolic requirements, and direct nutrient loss. (wikipedia.org)
  • nutrition
  • The national-level data shows that it is costing Burundi US$102 million each year, so it is clear we have to manage malnutrition," says Vice Chief of Cabinet in the Second Vice Presidency and nutrition focal point Dr. Deo-Guide Rurema, who acknowledges that the figure was more than twice the Ministry of Health's budget in 2012. (unicef.org)
  • Society is really realizing at the highest level that nutrition is a real challenge and that we have to act in a concerted way," he says. (unicef.org)
  • Children who are undernourished before age two and gain weight quickly later in childhood and in adolescence are at high risk of chronic diseases related to nutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • Needs remain high in Blue Nile, where life-expectancy for women is the lowest (51.2 years) in the Sudan. (fao.org)
  • growth
  • Once malnutrition is treated, adequate growth is an indication of health and recovery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prenatal malnutrition and early life growth patterns can alter metabolism and physiological patterns and have lifelong effects on the risk of cardiovascular disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • last
  • Retail prices for the staple, maize, were higher in March than last year and the 5-year average by 40 percent. (wfp.org)
  • percent
  • While the use of high-yielding and disease-free planting materials can boost yields significantly - by 30 to 50 percent - the ability to produce such materials locally is limited. (fao.org)
  • 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)