Causes

Causes

Malnutrition occurs when individuals’ nutrient intake fails to meet their nutrient demand. This mismatch is the result of an extremely complex range of diverse interconnected factors that decrease nutrient intake and/or increase nutrient requirements. The Conceptual Framework of Malnutrition (see figure below), initially developed by UNICEF, reflects the various factors, how they interact and affect nutritional status.

Adapted from UNICEF (1990) and Black (2008).

The immediate causes of malnutrition are related to dietary intake and to health. The underlying causes include household food insecurity, inadequate care and access to health services, and poor household environment. The basic causes of undernutrition are rooted in poverty and involve interactions between social, economic, and political contexts.

For further information: http://www.unicef.org/nutrition/training/2.5/4.html

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VALID Nutrition Malawi

Wonderful piece from WFP Malawi working towards reduction efforts to the Stunting problem. Valid Nutrition Malawi has produced over 44 million sachets of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), enough to treat around 350,000 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). By producing locally in Malawi & with support of customers such as WFP, UNICEF and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) we have been preventing the need for RUTF to be imported. Furthermore, we are assisting local farmers and suppliers as well as providing employment & skills transfer. All this has a hugely beneficial multiplier effect on the local economy.

We at Valid fully supports the drive that ensure a fair start for all children in life which ensures they get good nutrition at critical stages of development, the 1000 initial days of life from conception till age of 2 years!

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A healthy start in life is the best way to see a growing generation achieving #ZeroHunger in Malawi. Watch and share! W/ Scaling Up Nutrition Movement & USAID Southern Africa
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Pentecostal Life TV in conjunction with National Product Magazine is hosting a live show about Know Your Product today whose guest is Valid Nutrition, 1st December 2017 at 7 PM if you have access you can watch us there talking more of our products. This is a continuation of a program which was live last wednesady same time. ...

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