Protein-Energy Malnutrition


The manifestation of the deficiency in the supply of nutrients needed for growth and maintenance of bodily functions.

Malnutrition is one of the most important regional issues affecting vulnerable populations such as children under five and their mothers either because of insufficient nutrient intake due to lack of absorption by disease or increased metabolic demands and excessive losses.

INCAP strengthens the technical capacity of government institutions and other agencies of its Member Countries in nutrition and micronutrients with a focus on determinants of the food  and nutrition security (FNS), to help solve nutrition problems and strengthen the leading role in food and nutritional security of the Ministries of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic and COMISCA.


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