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Hidden hunger is a threat to achieving 2025 global nutrition targets

  • Dr. Ashutosh Mishra, clinical epidemiologist and senior Regional technical director, Southeast Asia, Vitamin Angels. Dr. Hema Divakar, senior consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and is the chairman and CEO of ARTIST for Her, a premier institute based in Bangalore to create a lasting social impact for the advancement of women's health care in India.
Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals required by our bodies in very small quantities. Although required in minimal quantities, their deficiencies during pregnancy can lead to poor pregnancy (women with severe anemia are twice as likely to die during pregnancy) and birth outcomes (children born to malnourished mothers are more likely to be born too small, too soon, or stillborn).
Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals required by our bodies in very small quantities. Although required in minimal quantities, their deficiencies during pregnancy can lead to poor pregnancy (women with severe anemia are twice as likely to die during pregnancy) and birth outcomes (children born to malnourished mothers are more likely to be born too small, too soon, or stillborn).
Published on Mar 16, 2022 01:17 PM IST
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