Global Nutrition Report-2018
The 2018 Global Nutrition Report, an annual analysis on nutrition across the world, reveals that the global burden of malnutrition is unacceptably high and now affects every country in the world. In the same breath, however, it also shows that the world has never had a bigger opportunity to solve this global issue.
The report, which covered 140 countries, held malnutrition responsible for more ill health than any other cause.
Overweight and obesity among adults are at record levels with 38.9% of adults overweight or obese, stretching from Africa to North America, and increasing among adolescents.
Moreover, women have a higher burden than men when it comes to certain forms of malnutrition: one third of all women of reproductive age have anaemia and women have a higher prevalence of obesity than men. Millions of women are still underweight.