More Stunted Children in Africa, WHO Report Reveals
According to the WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, "The numbers and trends highlighted in the report show that we need to work harder to avoid the long-term consequences of malnutrition and poor health on our children's future prosperity, including the increased risk of diet-related noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension."
A baby being measured at Matapila clinic in Malawi (file photo).
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