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Introduction to Public Health (PBH101) Fall 2010 03
Dr. Ariful Bari Chowdhury (ABy) Departments of Public Health.
Submitted by Last date of Submission
: : 31/10/2010
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Table of contents
1. Introduction 2. What is malnutrition? 3. Malnutrition and poverty 4. Causes of Malnutrition 5. Prevalence of underlying determinants of malnutrition 6. Impact of malnutrition 7. Child malnutrition: global scenario 8. Child malnutrition in Bangladesh 9. Overeating vs. Hunger 10. Recent malnutrition and deadly diseases in Pakistan 11. Global financial and economic crisis: 12. Future Threats 13. Prevention of Malnutrition 14. How can ICDDRB contribute to alleviate the problem? 15. Conclusion and Recommendation 16. Acronyms 17. Bibliography
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Malnutrition is widespread and has been recognized as a public health problem in Bangladesh. People living in absolute poverty are more susceptible to infection, disease and malnutrition. Due to economic distress condition Bangladesh people especially children are badly affected by malnutrition. According to the UNICEF and WFT research about nutrition report, two million children are suffering from acute malnutrition in Bangladesh where one quarter of all households is hungry.
Nearly 60 per cent of the households surveyed said they had insufficient food over the past 12 months, with real household income plunging 12 per cent between 2005 and 2008. At the end of last year, nearly two-thirds of income was spent on food, 10 per cent higher than the 2005 average. Bangladeshi people has+ been suffering malnutrition problem since the British period. This is not new something about nutrition. From the British period until now many Government has come and gone but no government has taken any proper step to remove the