- Few challenges facing the world today match the scale of malnutrition, a condition that directly affects one in three people.
- Malnutrition and diet are by far the biggest risk factors for the global burden of disease and the economic consequences represent losses of 11% of GDP every year in Africa/ Asia.
- Preventing malnutrition delivers $16 in returns on investments for every $1 spent.
KEY FINDINGS ON THE 2016 GLOBAL NUTRITION REPORT
- Malnutrition creates a cascade of individual and societal challenges – and opportunities
- The world is off track to reach global targets- but there is hope.
- Nutrition is central to the SDGs.
- Current commitments do not match the need.
- SMART commitments and targets matter.
- We must move beyond talk to action.
- Today’s data and knowledge are not sufficient to maximise investments.
2016 CALL TO ACTION
- Make the political choice to end all forms of malnutrition
- Invest more, and allocate better.
- Collect the right data to maximise investments.
- Invest in carrying out proven and evidence –informed solution- and in identifying new ones.
- Tackle malnutrition in all its forms.
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