Undernourished In Third World Countries Essay

Powerful Essays
Did you know that there is enough food in the world to feed all 7 billion people, but there are 795 million people in the world who are malnourished. Malnourished is a term to broadly describe when someone is undernourished or overnourished. Being overnourished is when you have exceeded the daily nutrients limit and are overweight. In many cases being undernourished is unhealthier than being overnourished. The Continent with the highest amount of people suffering with malnutrition, relating to undernourishment, is Africa. Ethiopia and Nigeria are both third world countries, and are greatly suffering from malnutrition. Being undernourished is when your body doesn’t receive enough nutrients. Starvation is also a form of malnutrition; starvation is the main reason for malnutrition in third world countries. Poverty is thriving this these countries, which can lead to the high rate of malnutrition. In poorer…show more content…
About 500 million people are affected from malnutrition, and 10 million die a year. One way to help them is to have more nutrition programs. Even though nutrition programs are very helpful towards the people in developing nations, there are some bad issues that can affect the power of the solution. Nutrition programs do in fact save many people's lives, but because the programs are most of the time voluntary, there are not enough people to help. If there are not enough people to help, then the people in developing countries cannot receive their proper nutrition. Since the programs are also usually run on donations, when there is a decrease in donations, then the program cannot buy food, transportation, or research for the quality of the country and which foods to give to them. In a bigger picture, malnutrition in third world countries is a huge problem and by placing more nutrition programs, we can help save the lives of an abundant amount of
Get Access