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Students name: Giselle Snchez Resendiz

Works name: Project: Childrens Hunger


Date: September 24th, 2013
Campus: Monterrey Norte
Major: Qumco farmacutico biotecnlogo
Semester: 5 Semester
Teachers name: Noa Garca

Childrens Worldwide Hunger


Introduction
Believe it or not Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria &
tuberculosis combined.
So why are less campaigns and ads about hunger than other significant
diseases?
Children are the most visible victims of undernutrition. Children who are poorly
nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Poor nutrition plays a role
in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year--five million deaths.
Undernutrition magnifies the effect of every disease, including measles and
malaria.

1. Statics
The web site of the WFP (World Food Programme) give us a list of useful facts
and figures on world hunger.
870 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. This number has
fallen by 130 million since 1990, but progress slowed after 2008.
Asia and the Pacific is home to 578 million of the worlds hungry, compared to
239 million in Sub-Saharan Africa and 53 million in Latin America and the
Caribbean.
Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five - 3.1
million children each year.
WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million
hungry school-age children.

2. Organizations created to prevent hunger


Feeding America.
It is the Americas leading domestic hunger their mission is to feed America's
hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the
country in the fight to end hunger.
World Food Programme
It is the food assistance branch of the United Nations, and it is the world's
largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger. WFP provides food, on
average, to 90 million people per year, 58 million of whom are children.
Childrens Hunger Fund
It is a Christian non-profit organization founded in 1991. CHF provides
resources and training to local churches in the United States and in developing
countries to help them meet the needs of impoverished communities. As of

2013, CHF has distributed more than $1 billion in aid to children and families in
need.
Cooperadora para la Nutricin Infantil (CONIN)
It is an Argentinian non-profit foundation dedicated to the prevention and the
recovery of children malnourished from ages to 0 to 5.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Unicef was created in 1946 to provide emergency food and healthcare to
children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. Works in 193
countries to create the best conditions for the children around the globe, from
their birth until their adolescence. It is the greatest supplier of vaccums for the
undeveloped countries.

3. Diseases caused by hunger


Hunger weaks the immune system. If the human body dont get the right
nutrition will became especially vulnerable and become too weak to fight off
disease and may die from common infections like measles and diarrhea, as I
wrote previously.
Each year, almost 7 million children die before reaching the age of five;
malnutrition is a key factor is over a third of these deaths.
Here some diseases related with hunger.
Guinea worm disease
- This disease is caused by drinking dirty water.
- This disease is a worm that can span up to 3 feet long stretching as long as
your leg!!!
Cholera
- Is a disease that infects the small intestine with bacterium.
-Symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting.
Tapeworm
- This disease infects the stomach.
- Tape worms disease eats the food you eat before you digest it, making you
hungry all the time.
Vitamin A malnourishment
- This is a deficiency in vitamin A due to lack of food
Iron deficiency
- This causes blindness and anemia
Malnutrition
-When the body does not have enough nutrients
-It can also be when the body has too many nutrients

4. Main nutrients for a good nutrition


Here there are 6 types of compounds that are essential for a right nutrition.
Protein
Proteins are building blocks of all organs and systems in the human body. This
includes muscles, major vital organs like heart and liver, blood, skin, and
immune and hormonal systems.
Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates supply all body cells with energy and are an important part of a
healthy diet. Give us energy, complex carbohydrates provide fiber, vitamins,
minerals and antioxidants.

Fats
Although some fats contribute to high cholesterol, certain fats are necessary
for normal function of the body.
Vitamins
Functions of fat-soluble vitamins in the body are diverse. Vitamin E supports
growth, vitamin A helps with vision, vitamin K aids in blood clotting, and
vitamins D and K are essential to proper bone development.
Minerals
Among the major minerals are calcium, potassium, sodium and iron. In addition
to major minerals, the body needs various minerals in trace amounts, such as
zinc and selenium. Although the body uses minerals in small amounts,
deficiency in any of the minerals may cause serious health problems.
Water
The human body consists of about 60 percent water. Every day, the average
adult loses more than 8 cups of water simply by living. The body needs to
replenish these losses to prevent dehydration. In addition, some vitamins,
minerals and antioxidants need water for their absorption and action.

Conclusion
In conclusion the hunger is a very big trouble in the world, and even when its
impossible to imagine its one of the greatest causes of death. And I think its
impossible to imagine because nowadays there are countries that have enough
money or technology to solve this trouble or at least make it less mortal.
I think that the most important thing to do is to make conscience on people,
and Its important that the media make more emphasis in this problematic.

References
Banks, J. (2012). WFP.