Malnutrition continues to be the leading risk factor for disease burden in India, concludes an analysis of the disease burden attributable to child and maternal malnutrition published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. While encouraging that India has set ambitious targets to reduce malnutrition through its National Nutrition Mission, the trends up to 2017 indicate that improvements for all malnutrition indicators have to be accelerated in most states to achieve the Indian targets in 2022 and the global targets in 2030.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A study of workplace policies related to parental leave and breastfeeding in Nigeria shows that concerted action in the public and private sectors could save thousands of lives and provide huge economic benefits.
- A coalition of donors, aid institutions, and philanthropy promised to invest more than US$650 million in the CGIAR System Organization to address the impact of climate change on food and agriculture.
- The recently launched Food Action Alliance is a partnership between the public and private sectors and international multilateral organizations to transform global food production.