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
The abject poor of the rising Power
Greater Kashmir - 5/22/2013 7:46:06 PM
Harsh quotes a Allahabad High Court ... to the foremost or is aimed to build patronage which ultimately results a poor economy and race toward corruption. What do these people feed their little ones with? “When the wailing of the infants gets too ...
India is still world's hunger capital
Deccan Herald - 5/23/2013 11:55:27 PM
More than 27 per cent of the world’s undernourished population lives in India ... The real challenge facing India today is making wealth and entitlements not a monopoly of a clique of super elites. The revamped version of the Garibi Hatao programme ...
Children’s Day: Can Nigeria salvage the over 10.5m out-of-school children?
Vanguard - 5/22/2013 11:35:10 PM
As Nigeria prepares to celebrate yet another Children’s Day on Monday, May 27, there is an increased need for proper management of the country ... 10.5 million, 3.6 million more than in 2000, or 42 per cent of primary school-age population. Eight-year ...
Abuse Victim Seeks Ouster of U.S. Swimming Officials
New York Times - 5/24/2013 11:36:58 AM
A woman who was sexually abused as a teenager in the 1980s by a Hall of Fame swimming coach used the occasion ... her coach on a suburban Washington team that he founded. On Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland, Curl, 63 ...
Saratoga marks 150 years of thoroughbred racing
Townhall.com - 5/24/2013 1:24:20 PM
In this world-famous thoroughbred ... Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for Seniors. Free for children under 12. SARATOGA ARMS: http://www.saratogaarms.com. A taste of the Gilded Age in this 31-room bed and breakfast located in a renovated 1870 ...
HEALTH: The "unfinished business" of lowering child mortality
IRIN - 5/21/2013 11:57:50 PM
NAIROBI, 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In 1990, an estimated 12 million children around the world died under age five ... The global drop in under-five mortality works out to a decline of about 3 percent per year, but if the world is to meet the Millennium ...
Saving the Children
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2013 6:11:51 PM
There are two school complexes attended by about 5,000 children -- sadly only a fraction of the school-age children in the camp. I saw beautiful four- and five-year-olds ... crisis and are now under more strain than ever. The entire country of Jordan ...
Study reveals key causes of childhood diarrhoea
Times of India - 5/21/2013 10:31:56 PM
It provides a clear picture of the impact and the most common causes of diarrhoeal diseases - the second leading killer of young children globally, after pneumonia. The international study which was published in the Lancet provides a clear ...
GLOBAL: Six million children "need not die every year"
IRIN - 5/13/2013 11:53:00 PM
NAIROBI, 7 May 2008 (IRIN) - More than six million children could be saved from death every year if funding were increased to improve community-level health services in the developing world ... millions of children under age five, and can determine ...
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:22:52 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan's population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development ... A comparison of regional countries showed that the poverty rate in Sri Lanka and Nepal was significantly less than Pakistan with 23.9 ...
Why Ending Child Marriage Abroad Is Good for the U.S.
Atlantic Online - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
this tradition is also pervasive elsewhere in South Asia, across Sub-Saharan Africa, and in parts of Latin America and the Middle East. Child marriage is undoubtedly a violation of human rights. This practice truncates girls' education, robs them of their ...
Zinc to the rescue
The Hindu - 5/23/2013 6:26:10 PM
A joint programme by UNICEF and Teck could save the lives of over 150,000 children dying of diarrhoea in India The lives of over 150,000 children in the country ... children under the age of five years die in India than anywhere else in the world.
‘Like hardened criminals’: UK police sample DNA from 120,000 children in 2 years
RT - 5/20/2013 3:45:05 PM
British police collected the DNA of more than 120,000 children in just two years, with a thousand of them aged 10 at the time of the swab. Most of the youngsters have committed no punishable crime, but their DNA data will be stored for years. “It is ...
Tales of Destruction - Child Marriage
DAILY KOS - 5/23/2013 5:07:26 PM
According to recently released statistics reported by Mohabat news, in the past few weeks over seventy-five female children under the age ... 10 years. The world can only hope that reason will prevail, though that seems unlikely in a country ...
HNA Group Forms Strategic Partnership with World Food Programme -- World's Largest Humanitarian Organization
PR Newswire - 5/22/2013 5:48:35 AM
The donation will fund the Take Home Rations project under the "Ghana School Feeding" program, and, for each of the five years ... country, and actively supports and engages in the implementation of the "Ghana School Feeding" program. WFP is the world's ...