Saturday, February 5, 2011

Double wedged innovations that curb disabilities while achieving MDG goals

 Poor nutrition and starvation have been proven to have an effect on many areas of development. Hunger produces nervousness, irritability and a decreased ability to learn, thus it can have a negative effect on all aspects of a child’s development. Negative effects increase with the degree of malnutrition. Malnourishment is also associated with an increased susceptibility to infections.
According to the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey for 2006, poor infant and young child feeding practices were responsible for high levels of childhood malnutrition in the country, with 38 percent of children under five being stunted and 16 percent underweight.


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