In the Global Hunger Index 2020, India fell in the category of ‘serious hunger’, ranking 94th among 107 countries. Given that the GHI estimate did not account for the effect of COVID-19 on hunger, child mortality and child undernutrition, the situation is likely to have worsened1. Globally, recent estimates show [...]
The economic downturn caused by Covid-19 is projected to have led to 267,000 excess infant deaths in low and middle-income countries and 99,642 deaths in India in the year 20201. Globally, wasting affected an estimated 45.4 million children under age 5 in 2020. More than half of these children [...]
In 2020, globally, 149.2 million children under the age of 5 were stunted, and 45.4 million wasted1. As COVID-19 undermined food security and nutrition through direct and indirect pathways consequent disruptions could result in an estimated additional 9.3 million wasted and 2.6 million stunted children by 2022, and an additional 168,000 [...]
An estimated 47 million children under the age of 5 years were severely or moderately wasted even before the COVID19 pandemic1. Most of these children resided in predominantly sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. While eliminating all forms of malnutrition by 2025 is one of the goals of the United [...]
PoshanCOVID19 provides at one place all source authenticated information on child nutrition and maternal health and related topics in the context of COVID-19. The website is an initiative of the Centre of Excellence at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Bombay in collaboration with development partners.