Huambo — Angola's Health minister, José Van-Dúnem, has said that the nutritional situation of central Huambo province's children is stable as it represents a fall in cases of accute and severe malnutrition, which is caused by food shortage, ANGOP has learnt.
The minister said so during his two-day working visit to Huambo, having added that there are some cases of malnutrition caused by short intervals between successive births, when the compulsory two years of breastfeeding is not respected.
"The team sent to carry out a quick assessment showed that Huambo province was the area that was mostly affected by malnutrition. We came and had the opportunity to observe that malnutrition does not reach as many people as we expected and is not related to lack of food. It is related to cultural habits, use of foods available and weaning", he said.