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malnutrition
Food & nutrition
October 9, 2014

South Africans still suffer from malnutrition

It is a harsh reality that malnutrition is alive and well in South Africa - it plays a part in over 60% of deaths in children under the age of 5, as well as our ever increasing HIV infection and obesity rates. It is estimated that around 30% of South African children have stunted growth due to malnutrition in early life. High risk population groups are the young and elderly - those primarily dependent on others for providing their food.
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