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Malnutrition is estimated to contribute to more than one third of all child deaths, although it is rarely listed as the direct cause. Lack of access to highly nutritious foods, especially in the present context of rising food prices, is a common cause of malnutrition. Poor feeding practices, such as inadequate breastfeeding, offering the wrong foods, and not ensuring that the child gets enough nutritious food, contribute to malnutrition. Infection particularly frequent or persistent diarrhea, pneumonia, measles and malaria also undermines a child's nutritional status.
cause of malnutrition :
- unintentional weight loss
- tiredness and fatigue
- muscle weakness or loss of strength
- poor memory
- weak immune system (higher risk of infection)
children who are severly malnourished typically experience a slow behavioral and intellectual development,which may lead to intellectual disabilities. even when threatened, undernutrition may have long term effects in children , with impairments in mental function and digestive problem persisting in some cases for the rest of their life.
we should make an action for our children who are in malnourished,we should have a program to them, a feeding program so that we can help them and make them strong and healthy. so that theirs no more children have a unhealthy life.
"if we can conquer space we can conquer childhood hunger"
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