In Pakistan, more than a third of children under the age of 5 are underweight (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO], n.d.). Moreover, the under-five mortality rate is almost 14% – a very large number by international standards (4.6% world average) (Worldbank, n.d.). To top it all up, there is an uneven distribution of wealth within Pakistan, with rural areas severely affected by malnutrition and inadequate basic healthcare services (FAO, n.d.).
In this blog we are going to explore the statistical data relating to child malnutrition in Pakistan, as well as other countries affected by it. The findings will be presented as an interactive story line, made up of infographics, photographs and maybe some videos. Our aim is to bring awareness not only of the situation as it is but how things have changed across time, telling the forecasting at the user’s discretion.
The blog will be completed as part of an Interactive Visualization course which is offered by Tilburg Univeristy (the Netherlands). The audience for this infographic could be defined as general. However, since it is a very specific topic it could be more interesting for people that actually deal with these problems, for example ‘Artsen Zonder Grenzen’ and ‘Het Rode Kruis’.
Lastly, our main data sources are The World Health Organization, Unicef and the United Nations, amongst other reputable statistical data suppliers.