malnutrition malnutrition  /ˌmæl nu ˈtrɪ ʃən/


  • (n) a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods


  1. His belly is distended by malnutrition, and although he appears to be in pain, he has no energy to cry.
  2. Children wait for treatment in southern Ethiopia after failed rains led to malnutrition in 2008.
  3. Up to 40% of the population under age 5 suffers from malnutrition.


  • Malnutrition Is Still a Major Cause of Child Deaths

    Malnutrition continues to be a major contributor of death in young children and infants. In a recent report in the Lancet medical journal, it was cited as the reason for 45-percent of child deaths worldwide. International NGO’s are calling for world leaders to focus on nutrition when addressing economic issues. The executive director of ONE, a grass roots campaign and advocacy organization, said ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Voice of America

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  1. "Without full funding of these emergency requirements, we risk again the specter of widespread hunger, malnutrition, and social unrest on an unprecedented scale," Ban warned.
    on Oct 31, 2006 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Haber 27

  2. In a message read to the delegates, Pope Benedict XVI said "hunger and malnutrition are unacceptable in a world which, in reality, has sufficient production levels, the resources, and the know-how to put an end to these tragedies and their...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "It is crucial that we focus on specific action," said World Bank president Robert Zoellick. "These initiatives will help address the immediate danger of hunger and malnutrition for the two billion people struggling to survive in the face of...
    on May 29, 2008 By: Robert Zoellick Source: BBC News

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