Side Effects Of Malnutrition In Nigeria

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Death, Hunger, and Greif: An Analysis of Malnutrition in Nigeria
Many things can plague undeveloped countries and regions, but one particular plague that is hurting Nigeria isn’t of the viral type, it is a lack of food. Malnutrition is a plague of its own, it has multiple physical side effects and causes of its own. Malnutrition is an underlying disease that can happen to any country or region at a point in time if not careful. Malnutrition is a huge problem in Nigeria due to the lack of concern in the beginning. Now even the rich families and kids are becoming malnourished too. Malnutrition in Nigeria has only become more of a problem over the years, and everyone needs to help to end the crisis.
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If one would even just look at a child that is malnourished in Nigeria one would notice the lack in height and weight. One might see a child showing his ribs with their stomach caved in. WHO’s new child growth standards shows that Nigeria is two standard deviations below the average. They have come up with reasons why such as a high population and a lack in water. The weight for an average malnourished child in Nigeria around the age of five is 24.5 lbs, as of the year 2012 (“Malnutrition Prevalence”). To be more specific male weight is around 25 lbs and women are around 22lbs. Every year the average weight for a little girl is dropping .4 lbs to 1 lb. Another thing one might notice is the height of these children only being on average 38.8 inches tall, just over 3 feet tall, for kids up to the age of five (“Nigeria- …show more content…
Many organizations have been trying to help Nigeria. These organizations include Red Cross, Gain, Children’s Poverty, The United Nations, Action Against Hunger and many more. The Red Cross organization is working on the ground with malnourished kids, bringing them water and food when needed. To add to what the Red Cross did the United Nations used two billion dollars to try and fund a new hospital or at least a health center for malnourished people. With that money they were able to feed twenty million people and start the process of a health center (“NIGER-NIGERIA”). To go along with what The United Nations did, Action against hunger trained 1,000 public health workers to be able to work in the new coming health centers (“Action

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