Malnutrition linked to nearly half of deaths among under-fives. Global nutrition study claims poor diet affects 161 million children and 1.9 billion adults and calls for more indicators in sustainable development goals.

by Clár Ní Chonghaile

Malnourishment affects one in three people worldwide and is linked to 45% of deaths among children under the age of five, according to a report on global nutrition that warns the “staggering” scale of the condition could undermine the sustainable development agenda without greater investment from governments and donors.

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