And in Africa to 34 % from 38 % over the same period.
UNICEF discovered that the %age of children with retarded growth in Asia fell to thirty % last year from 44 % in 1990, and in Africa to 34 % from 38 % over the same period, relating to Reuters www.edmdrx.com . Detrimental and often undetected until serious, undernutrition undermines the survival, development and growth of children and females, and it diminishes the strength and capability of nations, the statement said, adding that 80 % of children suffering from stunted growth reside in 24 countries . She stated, More than one third of children who die from pneumonia, diarrhea and other illnesses could have survived experienced they not really been undernourished, Agence France-Presse reports . (more…)