Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Malnutrition: Alarming impact on human health care
Author(s): Angeeta Mehta
Abstract: Malnutrition is one of the human health issues which largely influence billions of people throughout this world. Malnutrition is a problem it is popular all over the world. Many factors are responsible for malnutrition as environmental, economic and medical conditions etc. Malnutrition includes both under nutrition and over nutrition. These both can lead to severe health issues and nutrient deficiencies in human body. Malnutrition is generally connected with maternal malnutrition and child malnutrition. Malnutrition greatly enhances the chances of infection. It spreads infectious diseases and weakens the immune f system of human body. The UN has credit for establishing Millennium development goals and sustainable development goals to removal of hunger, acquiring food security and improving the nutritional status of the masses. Also, various legislative measures as well as policies and programmes have been taken by Indian government in the health sector to evaluate various aspects of nutrition and have also helped to minimize the burning problem of malnutrition. A standout amongst the most alarming aspect of global public health is malnutrition. Therefore, Successful implementation of any nutrition plan requires adequate funding. Therefore, sufficient health and nutrition awareness among the people at large is needed at one hand and also the organizations of State governments’ areas well to adopt better governance tactics.