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Nutr iti on: Scaling It Up
Nutrition: Scaling It Up
Rich countries’ current spend of $ 171 million
saves just 15 000 children
Each year 2.8 million children under 5 die from undernutrition. Scaling up
spending on simple proven nutrition interventions can help stop this.
Save 1.1 million
children’s lives
+
Would Be
Spent On
52 %
If we spent $ 11.8 (US) billion a year we could:
Prevent stunting in
150 million children
$ 11.8
BILLION
Complementary /
Therapeutic Feeding
25 %
Micronutrients
and Deworming
13 %
10 % Capacity Development
Behavioural Change
Focus On Families
= 15 000 children
Just $ 42 per family stops child undernutrition before it starts. In severe cases,
however, costs can increase by up to 5 times as therapeutic feeding is required.
We could also improve the nutrition of billions
$10.44
Iodised oil
capsules and salt,
iron fortification
of staples
34 Million children get multiple micronutrient powders
40 Million women get iron folic acid supplements
72 Million children get complementary food
$10.80
Micronutrient
powders
$2.00
$42*
Iron Folic Acid
319 Million children get therapeutic zinc
$0.25
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Sources:
Black, R.E. et al., 2008. Maternal and Child Undernutrition: Global and Regional Exposures and Health Consequences.
The Lancet , 371 (9608), 243–260. Download: http://bit.ly/oZrR2U
Horton, S., 2010. The World Bank. Scaling Up Nutrition — What Will It Cost? Download: http://bit.ly/nDJLQp
Médecins Sans Frontièrs, 2009. Malnutrition: How Much is Being Spent? An Analysis of Nutrition Funding Flows 2004–2007. Download: http://bit.ly/nLOOHD
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Community nutrition
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promotion, nutrition
education, complementary
feeding support)
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1.2 Billion people get iodised salt
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103 Million children get vitamin A supplements
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