Observations from many countries indicate that multiple forms of malnutrition might coexist in a country, a household, and an individual. Health effects of the double burden of malnutrition (DBM) include those associated with both undernutrition, such as impaired childhood development and greater susceptibility to infectious diseases, and overweight, especially in terms of increased risk of added visceral fat and increased risk of non-communicable diseases.
By Annie Zak
It's well-known that Seattle is home to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, the Infectious Disease Research Institute and others.
But a new report from the Washington Global Health Alliance shows just how massive Washington state's impact on the global health sector really is.
Washington-based global health initiatives have an enormous impact on health worldwide and economic impact in Washington State. A new report from the Washington Global Health Alliance combines new and existing data to measure and quantify this economic significance of global health to Washington State including employment figures and fiscal impacts. The findings are striking, revealing a thriving sector rich in collaboration, and uniquely positioned to address health equity around the world.