The issue: Global childhood malnutrition

Children are most vulnerable to malnutrition. If they don’t receive essential nutrients in their first 5 years of life, their brain and body development won’t occur properly. According to the World Health Organization, children deprived of adequate nutrition during their first 1,000 days often have stunted growth, poor cognitive development and low immunity to disease. Malnutrition even affects school performance and studies have shown it often leads to lower earning potential as an adult.

Malnutrition Mapping Project


A Harvard Kennedy School Business Partnership Case Study

Together, Amway and GAIN developed this interactive map to show the multiple burdens of malnutrition -- including impacts on undernutrition and overweight/obesity -- in nearly every country around the world. The map unites over 50 indicators drawn from a range of national and international statistics describing the risk factors and consequences of malnutrition which can help lead to the development of more effective solutions.

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Malnutrition In Your Country

Every country in the world deals with malnutrition in at least one of its forms, whether that be undernutrition or obesity/overweight. The Malnutrition Mapping Project, developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in partnership with Amway, shows the global burden of malnutrition. It includes data from more than 30 countries representing low, middle and high incomes and provides an easy path to country-by-country statistics and insights on nutritional challenges. Malnutrition information by country is available at this link. This project is part of Amway’s commitment to the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network, which brings members of the private sector together to explore their role in solutions to malnutrition. Amway joined the network in 2014 and is one of over 100 businesses committed to improving global nutrition.

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