SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Undernutrition is an important contributor to poor maternal, newborn and child survival and development in Uganda. Stunting (low height for age) and wasting (low weight for height) are key indicators of childhood malnutrition and are the result of chronic or recurrent undernutrition. Both conditions are usually associated with poverty, poor maternal health and nutrition and/or inappropriate feeding and care in early life. Both indicators prevent children from reaching their physical and cognitive potential.
12 March 2021
East and Southern Africa
La Paz, Bolivia: My name is Teresa Calderón; Im a social communicator. I joined UNICEF in 2008 as a UN Volunteer to support community health actions with a focus on nutrition.
20 November 2011
Latin America and the Caribbean