Facts on Malnourishment in Malaysia
1.9 million children under 5 years in Malaysia are suffering from malnutrition.
More than 1 in 10 children have less than three meals a day.
Three to five times a day.
Less than three times a day.
The average number of meals consumed per day, for children 5-17 years old (%)
The Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardship for families across the world and Malaysia.
School closures mean that children living in poverty will miss out on important and balanced meals, which may lead to malnourishment.
Undernourished children have a weaker immune system, which in turn makes them more vulnerable to new infections.
This is a vicious circle. But we are determined to do what we can to break it.