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The Global Hidden Hunger Indices and Maps: An Advocacy Tool for Action

A first-of-its-kind global map and indices of micronutrient deficiencies—a public health problem that affects two billion people worldwide and seriously hinders economic development—found that hidden hunger hot spots are in sub-Saharan Africa, India and Afghanistan, and are severe in many countries in South-Central/South-East Asia. Developed by humanitarian nutrition think tank, Sight and Life, these ‘Hidden Hunger Index’ maps and rankings offer the health and development community an evidence-based tool to target the alleviation of multiple micronutrient deficiencies, which is critical to achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals.

Kenya medical research institute - 2013

Please find the article and the maps on the Plos Website.

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8 August 2013

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