Improving Nutrition to Nourish the SDGs: 2017 Global Nutrition Report

Improving nutrition will be a catalyst for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affirms the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, launched on November 4th. Providing an independent and annual review, this Report reveals that the world faces a grave nutrition situation. Two billion people lack key micronutrients (like iron and vitamin A), 155 million children are >> Read more

Exclusive Breastfeeding in India: Trends and Data Gaps

Globally, only 38 percent of infants aged 0 to 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Recent analyses indicate that suboptimal breastfeeding practices, including non-exclusive breastfeeding, contribute to 11.6 percent of mortality in children under 5 years of age. This was equivalent to about 804,000 child deaths in 2011 (WHO/UNICEF). In 2012, the World Health Assembly (WHA) >> Read more