Burden of Protein Energy Malnutrition: National and Regional level analysis
Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is the commonest malnutrition in resource limited countries causing
far-reaching public health and economic impact.
The rate of malnutrition among under-five children in the country is among the highest in the world
and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Despite its significance, little is known about the burden of PEM, the changing trend across regional
states and across ages. Using GBD 2019 study, this evidence brief presents trend and burden of PEM at
national and regional state level as an input for policy directives.