This report presents the UN-IGME's latest estimates, up to year end of 2015, of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality and assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the country, regional and global levels. Estimates to year end of 2016 will be published in September 2017.

This landmark study published in Lancer finds that toxic air, water, soils and workplaces kill at least 9 millon people and cost trillions of dollars every year. Pollution kills more people in India than anywhere else in the world revealed the study.

In another five years, the number of obese children in the world will outnumber the malnourished ones.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its recent guidelines to tackle the global epidemic obesity categorically recommended "not to provide formulated supplementary foods on a routine basis to chi

New research from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, has demonstrated for the first time how oil spills are increasing mortality rates among newborns in the Niger Delta of the country.

Whether in leafy suburbs or overcrowded shacklands‚ urban children in SA still have a huge advantage over their rural counterparts.

The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows long-term progress in reducing hunger in the world. The advances have been uneven, however, with millions of people still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering acute food crises and even famine.

Despite the increase in child and adolescent obesity, globally, more children remain moderately or severely underweight, with 75 million girls and 117 million boys remaining moderately or severely

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults.

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Coca-Cola Company is set to launch a new programme tagged: "The Safe Birth Initiative" to support the Ministries of Health in Nigeria and Ivory Coast to tackle the high incidence of maternal and ne

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