e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA)

Health conditions

A malnurished child, Africa.
WHO/Marko Kokic
Undernutrition is the largely preventable cause of over a third of all child deaths

Nutrition interventions can have a positive impact on micronutrient deficiencies and undernutrition as well as on acute infections like diarrhoea, malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

These conditions negatively impact the most vulnerable population groups such as pregnant women and young children.

Diet is also a risk factor for noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer.

Cardiovascular diseases

Diarrhoea

HIV/AIDS

Malaria

Obesity

Respiratory conditions

Tuberculosis

Undernutrition

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eLENA team
Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

E-mail: nutrition@who.int