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Child Malnutrition Strains Malawi’s Development Efforts, Study Says

News outlets report on a study commissioned by the African Union and supported by the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa and the World Food Programme describing the effects of malnutrition on Malawi’s development.

Agence France-Presse: Malawi pays high price for child hunger
“Child malnutrition costs Malawi about $600 million a year, with more than half of children aged between 18 and 23 months suffering from stunted growth, according to a new report released on Wednesday…” (5/13).

The Guardian: Malawi study reveals devastating cost of child undernutrition
“Malawi’s development is being thwarted by child undernutrition, the effects of which continue to blight the lives of 60 percent of the impoverished country’s adults and costing its economy hundreds of millions a year, according to a new study…” (Jones, 5/13).

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