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Socio-economic Implications of Food & Nutrition Insecurity

Bokeloh et al. (2009), citing World Bank: Every 1$ US invested in nutrition programme, a gain of 0.9 to 84 US $ through increased remuneration and decreased incapacity to work.

Theodore et al. (2016) (UWI): • NCDs cost the Caribbean 1.4 to 8% of GDP, • In 10 Caribbean countries in 2003:

o Among persons 40 yr, 21,206 potential years of life lost due to diabetes o Foregone future earnings of US$145 million

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