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Malnutrition Mapping Project Reveals 50% Pregnant Women in India are Anemic

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on April 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM
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Malnutrition Mapping Project Reveals 50% Pregnant Women in India are Anemic

The 'Malnutrition Mapping Project' examines the state of malnutrition in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) with support from Amway, this interactive tool includes an online map for country-specific information and insights into the global challenge of malnutrition.

The project has stated that 50% of the pregnant women and 74% of children under five in India are anemic. It also revealed that 62% of children show insufficient Vitamin A status and under-nutrition is the leading risk factor for death in children under five.

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Dominic Schofield, director and senior technical advisor at GAIN, said, "The goal of this project is to raise awareness of malnutrition in all its forms so that political, health and business leaders can discuss, develop and ultimately implement solutions."

The map includes data from more than 30 countries and provides an easy path to country-by-country statistics and insights into nutritional challenges. It draws data from the World Health Organization (WHO), Unicef and Lancet, and includes more than 40 indicators to help track under-nutrition and obesity.

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