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.
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."