Malnutrition Among Northern IDPs

by Nkosinathi Vusizihlob Mbuya, World Bank, Washington, DC, June 26, 2013

Attached is a report of a project started a year ago to lower malnutrition in IDPs in the Northern Province by 10%, paid for by Japan through the World Bank for US$2.7 million.  A year ago the malnutrition figures were:

Prevalence of anemia (Hb < 11.0g/dL) among children 0-23 months = 61.60%

Prevalence of anemia (Hb <11.0 g/dL) among pregnant women = 44.20%

Prevalence of underweight (weight-for-age <-2 SD z-scores) among children 0-23 months = 31.30%

Proportion of children 0-6 months who are exclusively breastfed = 71.20%

These are terrible figures…

World Bank Malnutrition Among Northern IDPs June 26 2013


2013 aid funding 

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