GMS 400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: World Food Programme, Sub-Saharan Africa, Micronutrient

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Lecture 9: world hunger, world food program and. Hunger refers to not having enough food and, as a result, potentially suffering from malnutrition. Malnutrition is a general term that indicates a lack of some of all nutritional elements necessary for human health. Protein-energy malnutrition (pem) - lack of calories and protein; protein is necessary for key body functions including provision of essential amino acids and development and maintenance of muscles. Most important and most lethal form of malnutrition/hunger - this is the type of malnutrition that is referred to when world hunger is discussed. The un food and agriculture organization (fao) estimates that nearly. 870 million people in the world or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Almost all the hungry people, 825 million, live in developing countries, representing 15% of the population of developing countries. There are 16 million people undernourished in developed countries.

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