Malnutrition medition

Child malnutrition is globally the leading cause of death for children under age 5. The World Health Organization estimates there are 178 million children that are malnourished across the globe, and at any given moment, 20 million suffering from the most severe form of malnutrition.

Malnutrition contributes to between 3.5 and 5 million annual deaths of children under 5 years of age. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) estimates that only 3 percent of the 20 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition receive the lifesaving treatment they need. There are many millions of children with mild to moderate malnutrition left completely unattended and untreated.

There are some answers and solutions for treatment: Treatment

The critical age is between six and 24 months. At six months, mothers usually start supplementing breast milk with other foods. Yet, in