There is an urgent need to accelerate efforts throughout the world to reduce undernutrition, which contributes to more than one third of all deaths in children under age 5. Tracking Progress on Child and Maternal Nutrition provides information on nutrition strategies, progress made by programmes and current challenges, based on the most recent data available. The report profiles 24 countries where 80 per cent of the world’s stunted children live.
This report contains nutrition profiles for 24 countries with the largest burden of stunting. Additional country nutrition profiles will be available early 2010.