Malnutrition:The Silent Pandemic; Its Implications Of Global Nutrition Agenda 2025.

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Research Scholar, Bishop Heber College (Autonomous), Affiliated to Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli.

2 Assistant Professor of Social Work, Bishop Heber College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli.


Public health has become more challenging form 2019 like no time in recent history, yet well ahead covid-19 the world was already witnessing a much quieter pandemic called malnutrition.The number of people affected by malnutrition is astonishing. Globally, an estimated 149 million children are stunted (chronically undernourished) and 50 million are wasted acutely undernourished which is underlying cause of 45% of all child deaths. To tackle the double burden WHO's Member States have recognized global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalysing global transformation. The purpose of this article is to analyse the present scenarioof Malnutrition issues which is a silent pandemic that prevails and affect almost all nations of the world and to analyse the implications of Global Nutrition Targets 2025 through collective actions. The covid’19 and the lockdown had intensified the malnutrition status across the globe. The challenge to tackle the situation has been discussed in this article and an attempt is also made to examine the global target achievement and its implications for future actions.