Zulfiqar Bhutta: Nutrition solutions lie beyond health

AKU Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, has been presented a prestigious Turkish award, the 2015 International TÜBA Academy Prize, in health and life sciencesThe solutions to under-nutrition lie beyond healthcare, yet policy often doesn’t take this into account, according to Zulfiqar Bhutta, Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and founding director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan.

According to the WHO, almost half a billion people are underweight, and 155 million children were chronically under-nourished in 2016.

As part of the Bellagio Residency 2018 series, Bhutta tells SciDev.Net about the need to more effectively make the link between under-nutrition and issues such as oil prices, agriculturewater shortages, and conflict.

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Author: ismailimail

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