October 22, 2015

Finally, A Sustainable Way to Fight Malnutrition

by Gisela Sánchez | McNulty Prize Laureate

One of the most critical challenges facing our world today is malnutrition, or hunger, and undernutrition — also referred to as “hidden hunger.” Undernutrition is the deprivation of essential vitamins and minerals in one’s diet. Approximately 800 million people worldwide suffer from malnutrition. Children are among the most affected victims in this group. According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of all deaths in children under five are due to undernutrition and malnutrition.

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