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The 2017 Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates are now available

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In May 2017, the inter-agency team (UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group) released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2017 edition) using the same methodology as in previous years. Good nutrition allows children to grow, develop, learn, play, participate and contribute – while malnutrition robs children. Despite this opportunity, the estimates from 1990 to 2017 reveal that we are still far from a world without malnutrition.

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The new joint estimates cover indicators of stunting, wasting, severe wasting and overweight among children under 5, and reveal insufficient progress to reach the World Health Assembly targets set for 2025 and the Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030. Improving children’s nutrition requires effective and sustained multi-sectoral nutrition programming over the long term, and many countries are moving in the right direction. Regular data collection is critical to monitor and analyse country, regional and global progress going forward.

Learn more about the Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition: WHO

Download the joint data set xlsx, 239kb

Joint estimates interactive graphs (2016 edition): The dashboard generates graphs and charts, using the latest joint estimates for stunting, overweight, wasting and severe wasting.

Prevalence and numbers are presented by different country groupings (UN, MDGs, SDGs, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank income groups and World Bank regions). Download updated 2017 regional classifications xlsx, 3.43Mb

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