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Monday, June 10, 2013

Child malnutrition costs global economy billions yearly: report

In addition to the serious health problems it causes, child malnutrition is costing the global economy tens of billions of dollars a year by depriving its victims of the ability to learn basic skills, according to a new report released by Save the Children.
Based on a multi-year study in four countries, the 23-page report found that chronically malnourished children—about one of every four children born today—are significantly less able to read, write a simple sentence, or perform basic arithmetic.
Those disabilities, as well as other cognitive problems related to malnutrition, translate into a 20-percent reduction in their average adult earnings, which in turn acts as an important brake on economic growth in the countries where they live, according to the report.
The report, “Food for Thought: Tackling Child Malnutrition to Unlock Potential and Boost Prosperity,” estimated the global impact of child malnutrition at $125 billion a year by the time today’s children reach working age in 2030.  Read more...


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