Hunger and Nutrition Issues – GHI, GNI, etc.

The GAIN-Amway Malnutrition Mapping Project for India


  1. Major causes of childhood malnutrition – vitamin & mineral deficiencies, as well as sub-optimal breastfeeding practices.
  2. High proportion of anaemic women of reproductive age is linked to 62 % of children in the country showing insufficient vitamin A status.
  3. Several non-communicable diseases were associated with unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyles and obesity in India.


Insufficient vitamin A raises the risk of decreased immune function, increased morbidity and mortality and blindness.