Nepal Leads GHI Index In South Asia

Nepal Leads GHI Index In South Asia

Oct. 13, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

Although Nepal has been passing through many political upheavals, Nepal has made a tremendous progress in tackling hunger. According to a report of Global Hunger Index, Nepal ranks 72 out of 120. Nepal is ahead of Sri Lanka (84), Bangladesh (88) India 100 and Pakistan 106 in South Asia in 2017 GHI. According to the GHI Myanmar ranks 77 and China (29). Though being under several international conflicts, North Korea (93) and Iraq (78) ranked much better India in the hunger parameter.

Nepal has made certain programs children health through improvement in child nutrition program. Published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, with Concern Worldwide, an Irish aid agency, and Welthungerhilfe, a German private aid organization, the GHI tracks hunger worldwide, focusing on countries where hunger is an urgent issue.

Nepal’s wasting rate has substantially improved over the last 25 years, and the child stunting rate has improved over this period.

With the support from Nepal’s development partners and INGOs, Nepal has taken several steps to addressing nutrition — the Integrated Child Development Services and the National Nutrition program

The GHI score is calculated based on undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting and child mortality.

 

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