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.
Changes in power as world grows up
Sydney Morning Herald - 6/18/2013 1:59:07 PM
Less than one in 10 people live in one of the very poor ''high-fertility'' countries, where the average woman has five or more children, almost all of them in Africa. Another factor is the rapid worldwide improvement in longevity. In 1950, global life ...
Stunted growth, uncertain future
nation.co.ke - 6/18/2013 8:15:31 AM
In other words, a happy, healthy and successful child is an envy of many. That said, research has shown that physical growth deficiency can be an obstacle to such an achievement. Kenya is among the world’s top 20 countries that account for 80 per cent of ...
100 years ago: Picnic for ‘past-75ers’ to be held tomorrow
LJWORLD - 6/15/2013 11:56:49 PM
"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 ever given in this city and so far as known it ...
Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds?
BBC Online - 6/18/2013 12:44:33 AM
Every 15 seconds a child dies of hunger, says a campaign by charities urging G8 leaders to pledge more aid for the world's poorest families - or every 10 seconds, according to the latest version of the slogan. But does this paint an accurate ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hungry, stunted children a top priority for anti-poverty advocates
catholicphilly.com - 6/17/2013 3:04:44 PM
WASHINGTON (CNS) — In 2008, the community dedicated to ending hunger globally was rocked when the prestigious medical journal The Lancet published its first series on maternal and childhood nutrition, showing that more than a third of child deaths and 11 ...
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 ...
World Day against Child Labour
tribune.com.pk - 6/13/2013 4:35:22 PM
PESHAWAR: This is with reference to your editorial of June 13 titled “Child labour concerns” which was on World Day ... 11-12 million children are now working in Pakistan and an estimated half of these are under ten years of age.
Introducing: The kid VC
CNN Money - 6/18/2013 2:06:16 PM
Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun (age 31), is here. So is Sophia Bush (age 30). The dinner feels like a giant pitch meeting -- everyone has a business or a cause to promote. Banayan hops from conversation to conversation, talking about his ...
U.N.: World population to reach 8.1B in 2025
USA Today - 6/14/2013 7:15:50 AM
Commuters disembark from trains on Oct. 25, 2011, (Photo: Rafiq Maqbool, AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion ... to 2.4 billion in ...
Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Leads Transformation of Global Nutrition Agenda With $787 Million Investment
Yahoo! Finance - 6/9/2013 5:55:52 AM
Nutrition is one of CIFF's key priority areas, identified as delivering the greatest large-scale, cost-effective benefit for the world's children ... 3.1 million children die a year before the age of five as a result of under-nutrition.
Data visualisation aims to change view of global health
BBC - 6/18/2013 10:10:03 AM
Christopher Murray hopes his tool can change this situation for the better. Called GBD Compare, users can rapidly determine which diseases are most harmful to children in Africa, or view how the developing and developed worlds compare in terms ...
World population set to soar
Japan Times - 6/15/2013 3:28:34 PM
The previous projection had the global population reaching 9.3 billion people in 2050. John Wilmoth, director of the population division in the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said the projected population increase will pose ...