Aid Groups Target "Silent" Malnutrition

Kuehn, Bridget M.
November 2008
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/5/2008, Vol. 300 Issue 17, p1983
Academic Journal
The article reports on an increase in the number of international aid organizations that have become involved in 2008 in working to bring attention to the epidemic of childhood malnutrition, which the World health Organization estimates affects 178 million children worldwide and leads to the deaths of as many as five million children annually. A discussion of a symposium which was hosted by Doctors Without Borders in September of 2008, and which provided a forum for the organizations, governments and food supplement producers to discuss the issue of malnutrition and solutions for it, is presented.


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