Health

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Health


Health and nutrition are interrelated. People who are malnourished are at greater risk of infections, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, which in turn increase the risk of malnutrition. Malnourished people also have a greater risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. Actions to improve health and nutrition reinforce each other, leading to improvements in both. The references and tools below are a guide for developing a comprehensive care package that addresses multiple aspects of improving nutrition.