Борьба за правильное питание

ЖЕНЕВА - Ежегодно 3,5 миллиона матерей и детей в возрасте до пяти лет умирают в бедных странах из-за того, что не получают необходимого питания, чтобы бороться с распространенными болезнями. Три четверти из них могли бы пережить дизентерию или малярию при наличии правильного питания..

Тех, кому удается выжить, ждет незавидная судьба: исследования показывают, что недоедание в течение первых двух лет жизни ребенка приводит к проблемам со здоровьем и отставанию в развитии на протяжении всей жизни. Недостаточное питание подрывает их способность учиться, работать и не позволяет им развивать свои таланты. Помимо человеческих страданий, недоедание приводит к огромным экономическим потерям: по данным Всемирного Банка, страны, где распространено недоедание, теряют в среднем от 2% до 3% своего ВВП.

Речь идет не о серьезном и остром недоедании, которое обрушивается на население внезапно, как правило в результате конфликта. Вопрос заключается в том, как привлечь внимание Европейского Союза и стран Большой Восьмерки к недоеданию, которое эксперты называют ampquot;скрытым голодомampquot; и от которого страдает треть населения мира. Он вызван несбалансированным питанием или отсутствием витаминов и необходимых минералов, дающих возможность человеческому организму расти и поддерживать свои жизненные функции.

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