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MDG and undernutrition

MDG and undernutrition - In these regions more than half...

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Suneet Bhansali Anth 319-MWF Malnutrition and Progress of the MDGs According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations about 6 million children each year die to hunger and malnutrition. Malnutrition is caused by the under consumption of food and nutrients to meet the body’s needs. Malnutrition can also be caused by a diets that lack essential nutrients, illnesses that diminish nutrients, and undernourished mothers who give birth to underweight children. Sadly, malnutrition leads to diseases that are very treatable, such as diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, and measles. Most of these underprivileged children would have survived had their immune systems not been dilapidated by the lack of nutrients. Furthermore, under nutrition has become the basis of poverty, illiteracy, disease and mortality of millions of people in developing countries. About three-fourths of the world’s poverty-stricken population is located in rural areas in third world countries.
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Unformatted text preview: In these regions, more than half the children do not live to see age five and over 500,000 women die during childbirth. Of the children that do survive past their early years, still have to strive to get past similar obstacles for the rest of their lives and so do their offspring. The MDGs have made it their primary goal to provide adequate food for underprivileged in hopes of breaking this cycle of malnutrition and poverty. As the reduction of impoverished is fueled by access to better food, there are hopes of increasing school attendance, reducing child and maternal mortality, empowering women, and lowering the incidence and mortality rates of HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. The MDGs include goals to reduce poverty, better education, promote gender equality, reduce child mortality, increase maternal health, and inform people of diseases, better the environment, and work to promote global partnership. By reducing under nutrition, the rest will fall into place....
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