Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
UN calls on Ghana to step up efforts to reduce malnutrition in children
ModernGhana - 6/14/2013 10:00:29 AM
The UN therefore calls for food security and nutrition to be put high on the development agenda by key stakeholders including the Government of Ghana as the world ... children under 5 years old and more than 3 of every 10 children are too short for their age.
UN marks Day of African Child
ghananewsagency.org - 6/17/2013 7:00:57 PM
In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency on Friday, the UN called for food security and nutrition to be put high on the development agenda by key stakeholders including the Government of Ghana as the world ... in children under five years of age ...
Even extra food can't help malnourished children in unsanitary surroundings
NorthJersey.Com - 6/16/2013 8:53:41 AM
Daslim still weighs only as much as a healthy infant half her age ... year has doubled the size of India's middle class and produced more billionaires than Britain. That same time period has made the situation worsen for children: Nearly half of those ...
'Yuna Kids' aim to continue Korean star's legacy
Reuters - 6/19/2013 1:26:19 AM
For 16-year-old Hae-jin, however, contemplating a skating world ... landed five types of triple jump - loop, toe loop, salchow, flip and lutz - at the age of 12. She won gold at the 2012-13 Junior Grand Prix in Slovenia. Blossoming under Yuna's ...
Delta Speaker institutes award for journalists
Nigeria Guardian - 6/19/2013 8:10:10 PM
adding that malnutrition weakens a child’s immune system thereby giving rise to common infections such as pneumonia, diarrhea among other child killer diseases. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris who disclosed this yesterday in Ikeja explained that ...
A Closer Look at Nutrition
ipsnews.net - 6/19/2013 4:06:47 PM
ROME, Jun 19 2013 (IPS) - In addition to the world’s 870 million hungry, many others are suffering from inadequate nutrition that does not allow them to live full lives, or find their fates highly vulnerable to price shifts on global food markets.
100 years ago: Picnic for ‘past-75ers’ to be held tomorrow
LJWORLD - 6/16/2013 5:40:25 AM
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 16, 1913: "Tomorrow is the Journal-World's and Gazette's past-75-years-of-age picnic. The hours are from 2 to 5 and the papers hope that there will be a large attendance. The occasion is the first of the kind ...
HUNNEMAN: World’s largest swimming lesson teaches water safety
The Press Enterprise - 6/18/2013 8:54:18 PM
The local effort was part of a worldwide event with thousands of participants attempting to set a Guinness World Record for largest swim lesson. However, and much more important, the youngsters were taught water and pool safety and lessons that ...
U.N.: World population to reach 8.1B in 2025
USA Today - 6/14/2013 7:15:50 AM
"World population doubled between 1960 and 2000, roughly. World food supply more than doubled ... population before the middle of the century and could start to rival China as the second-most populous country in the world by the end of the ...
Hungry, stunted children a top priority for anti-poverty advocates
catholicphilly.com - 6/17/2013 3:04:44 PM
Now five years ... African country that ranks as one of the world’s most impoverished. “A malnourished baby is very listless, it’s just very sad,” she said. The program she is working on reaches about 30,000 children there under the age of 2 ...
Number Of Refugees In World At 18-Year High
Eurasia Review - 6/19/2013 7:17:04 AM
Of 10.5 million refugees under UNHCR’s mandate — a further ... In all, developing countries host 81 percent of the world’s refugees compared to 70 percent a decade ago. Children below age 18 make up 46 percent of all refugees. In addition, a record ...
Nigeria’s out-of-school children
Vanguard - 6/19/2013 11:52:04 PM
This is the largest population of such out-of-school kids anywhere on earth and in fact, Nigeria accounts for 47 percent of the world’s population of out-of-school children. We are said to lead 12 other countries, ranging from Pakistan, through to Yemen ...
Saving the children from child labour
Financial Express - 6/17/2013 4:13:19 AM
With the deadline for the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) being barely three years away, the world is ... domestic workers under the age of 14 and 3.5 million no more than 5 to 11 years of age. Furthermore, over 5.5 million children are estimated ...
Celebrities, world leaders celebrate Israeli president's upcoming 90th birthday
The Republic - 6/18/2013 9:51:34 PM
JERUSALEM — Israeli and global leaders, local celebrities and Hollywood superstars celebrated under one roof Tuesday to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres for his upcoming 90th birthday, reflecting world respect for one of the country's peace pioneers.
World population set to soar
Japan Times - 6/15/2013 3:28:34 PM
UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world’s population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, the figure will ...