Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Child malnutrition: scourge of our time

Malnutrition is the root cause of the deaths of 2.6 million children each year, and the bodies and brains of 450 million more will fail to develop properly due to inadequate diet over the next 15 years unless immediate action is taken, according to a survey published on Wednesday by a leading international charity.
The survey of developing countries, A Life Free from Hunger, produced by Save the Children, estimates one in four children are already stunted because of malnutrition.(Guardian)
The 2.6 million numbers is shocking but even worse take a look at the 450 million numbers of poor child development. This will have massive impact in the shape of the world in the future.

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