Levels and trends in child malnutrition: Key findings of the 2019 edition

UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates

20 months old child who is suffering from severe acute malnutrition and acute watery diarrhea in Nigeria is admitted to the Feeding Centre in Nigeria.


UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank Group inter-agency team regularly updates the joint global and regional estimates of child malnutrition. These estimates of prevalence and numbers for child stunting, overweight, wasting and severe wasting are derived from the global population as well as regional groupings of United Nations regions and subregions, Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF, WHO and World Bank regions, as well as World Bank income group classifications. This report presents estimates from 2000–2018.

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