Child Malnutrition in Africa
By: Lydia Dumont
Malnutrition is a condition that is resulted from a diet lacking certain nutrients or having them in the wrong proportions. Most cases of this devastating illness occur in the Sahel region of Africa alone. In 2012, 1.5 million children were affected by malnutrition and even though rates fell last year, the number is expected to rise again this year. 1/3 of the 6.9 million deaths of children under five happened in the Sahel region in 2011.
Causes/ Contributing Factors
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