Special campaign against child malnutrition in Mahottari

Published On: June 25, 2018 01:37 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GAUSHALA, June 25: Over 7,000 children from six to 59 months are found suffering from malnutrition in Mahottari, the Tarai/Madhes district in the Province 2. 

Among them, 2,200 are found with an acute form of malnutrition while 5,002 are mildly malnourished, the District Hospital Mahottari said. 

A poor diet or unavailability of sufficient food has caused the problem of malnutrition among the rural children at a larger level while absence of balanced diet is behind the malnutrition issue in urban areas, Dr Girendra Jha said.

With these findings, the District Hospital has launched a special programme against child malnutrition at various (around 10) district-based health facilities. 

There are 70,625 children from six to 59 months in the district. 

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