undernourishment


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un·der·nour·ish

 (ŭn′dər-nûr′ĭsh)
tr.v. un·der·nour·ished, un·der·nour·ish·ing, un·der·nour·ish·es
To provide with insufficient quantity or quality of nourishment to sustain proper health and growth.

un′der·nour′ish·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.undernourishment - not having enough food to develop or function normallyundernourishment - not having enough food to develop or function normally
hunger, hungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
Translations

undernourishment

[ˈʌndəˈnʌrɪʃmənt] Nsubalimentación f, desnutrición f

undernourishment

[ˌʌndəˈnʌrɪʃmənt] nsottoalimentazione f, denutrizione f

undernourishment

n malnutrición f, desnutrición f, subalimentación f
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The prevalence of hunger and the accompanying effects of malnutrition in the Philippines are human rights violations, Senator Grace Poe said Thursday, as she urged the government to draw up strategies to tackle undernourishment especially among children.
However, compared with the percentage of undernourishment registered in 2000 - 28 percent - the numbers still show a relative decrease.
Stunting, or being too short for one's age, is a chronic condition of undernourishment that often starts before birth, which is a critical time for the development of auditory function.
3% of the world's population suffers from hunger and undernourishment.
The countries of Europe and Central Asia have made good progress reducing the prevalence of undernourishment, but some 14.
As per the report, the rankings were based on four indicators: undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting, and child stunting.
The prevalence of chronic undernourishment appears to have risen from 20.
The coroner recorded Mr Hallett's death as due to multiple organ failure following infection caused by severe undernourishment.
The seasoned nutrionist mentioned that undernourishment has simultaneously emerged as serious problem in the undeveloped areas especially arid and desert areas of the country and mothers alongwith their infants were witnessed dying regularly due to weak immune systems, frequent infections and poor hygienic conditions.
We now witness a worrying trend among vulnerable communities with cases of undernourishment and overweight simultaneously within the same families," said Miguel Barreto, WFP's regional director said in a statement.
Iqbal presented econometric results to show that the Middle East region's good performance was due in part to high levels of public spending on education and health and low levels of undernourishment among its population when compared to other developing country regions.
Among the other major obstacles are teacher absenteeism, breakdown of the system of school inspection, lack of parental involvement in the education process, an increasing dependency on private tuition, as well as acute undernourishment among the children that inhibits their ability to learn and eventually leads to low school attendance.