Malnutrition: The Challenges And Effects Of Malnutrition In Africa

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Malnutrition means feeling hungry or not having enough food to eat. Insufficient intake protein (necessary to keep the body healthy and muscle become strong), calories (measure the energy of body needs) iron, (for actual blood cell function) and other nutrients make up different types of malnutrition. In many developing countries poor nutrition occurs as well as more rich areas of the world. Over 800 million people are affected worldwide by malnutrition. More than half child deaths related to developing countries by malnutrition. (UNICEF, 2006)
If the body does not receive proper energy in the form of food, weight loss, due to muscle mass will occur. Children with malnutrition have insufficient fat stores and very little muscle. Their bones
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1 in six children approximately to be underweight and causes 55% child deaths in worldwide. In developing countries a significant proportion of child mortality attributed to malnutrition. The preventable is possible if sufficient efforts are made to control the problem. In Africa, Child under nutrition is a most fundamental challenge for making a better economic development due to lack of enough time to provide sufficient food and health services. Hence an estimated two hundred million people on the continent, both children, and adults suffering from …show more content…
In the context of Ethiopia malnutrition has been described long-term phenomenon due to chronic insufficient in food. Malnutrition is Ethiopia is a major public health problem, especially widespread in children. Chronic malnutrition is a barrier to the economic development of a country. (AsegedechHagos, 2014:1-56).
Malnutrition in Asia is greater as compare to another continent. One student in every three preschool children is stunted in Asia and also in others countries of South Asia such as Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Seventy percent malnourished children worldwide live in this region. Asia continent populations are extremely heterogeneous, culturally, economically and politically. The character of malnutrition varies, in some regions identified by under nutrition in others by overnutrition.In many areas, it is identified by both. This is a double burden for Asia. (Stuart Gillespie. Lawrence j.Haddad,

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