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SCORECARD ON NATIONAL NUTRITION TARGETS: MEASURING PROGRESS TOWARDS ENDING MALNUTRITION

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SCORECARD ON NATIONAL NUTRITION TARGETS: MEASURING PROGRESS TOWARDS ENDING MALNUTRITION

SCORECARD ON NATIONAL NUTRITION TARGETS: MEASURING PROGRESS TOWARDS ENDING MALNUTRITION

In 2012, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted a resolution establishing six global nutrition targets. The targets, to be achieved by 2025, focus on reducing stunting, wasting, anaemia, low birth weight, childhood overweight and increasing exclusive breastfeeding. These targets are crucial for driving global change. In 2016, countries reiterated their commitments at the WHA and agreed to consider setting national, context-specific targets in these same areas.

In order to measure progress toward ending malnutrition, this scorecard assesses:

  • The extent to which nutrition targets are included in national plans
  • The quality of these targets
  • The progress made towards achieving the global nutrition targets

This scorecard focuses on stunting, wasting, breastfeeding and aneamia in 50 high-burden countries. It shows the necessity of a strong political involvement at national level as well as at global level to address undernutrition durably and effectively.

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