World Health Assembly tackles under-nutrition in young children

Undernutrition in children under five is being tackled by international health experts. 

The World Health Organization, WHO, says over 100 million children under the age of five were under weight, more than 170 million were stunted and some 43 million were overweight and obese in 2010.

Measures to improve maternal, infant and child nutrition were discussed at the 64th World Health Assembly, which took place in Geneva from the 16th to the 24th of May.

One report, "Maternal, infant and young child nutrition", discussed a plan being developed that tackles the double burden of under nutrition and obesity. 

Dr. Francesco Branca, WHO's Director of the Nutrition for Health and Development Department, told Patrick Maigua that a large number of children are still affected by under-nutrition in the world.

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