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Urgent need to stall the rise in trends of hunger: World Health Organization

Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava

Keywords : Hunger, Malnutrition, Climate

Citation Information : Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Urgent need to stall the rise in trends of hunger: World Health Organization. 2018; 7 (2):36-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-7306

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The incidence of hunger is on the rise in the last 3 years and it has matched the trends which were existing 10 years earlier. These estimates reflect that we are quite slow in our progress to reduce all forms of malnutrition. All these trends and reversal in progress is an eye-opener that prompt and urgent measures have to be taken to stall the same and accomplish the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger. A major proportion of the existing problem can be attributed to the climate changes, which have accounted for the reduced production of major crops. Amidst, the rising trends of food insecurity and high prevalence of different forms of malnutrition, there is a clear target that loads of work needs to be done in the global mission to leave no one behind and accomplish the goals on food security. In conclusion, the trends of hunger across the world are alarming and there is an immense need to have a focused plan to reduce the prevalence of hunger and implement measures to improve the nutrition status of all.


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