Undernutrition still a bane in developing states

Undernutrition is still one of the major killers in poor countries, lamented Robert Black, Chairman of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Babies who are vitamin-deficient are especially in danger of perishing before the age of five, and undernourishment can branch out to bigger problems into adulthood, such as stunted cognitive ability, lower academic achievement, and reduced economic income. “The key message here is that stunting and wasting in the first two years of life as well leads to irreversible damage into adult life,” Black says. “The prevention of these maternal and early childhood undernutrition conditions will be a long-term investment to benefit both this generation [of children] and the children of this generation.” (Source: Undernutrition Causes Needless Deaths in Poor Countries/Voice of America)

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