More Can Be Done To Help Children In Afghanistan

New York Times: Child Hunger in Afghanistan
Werner Schultink, chief of nutrition at UNICEF

Referring to a January 5 New York Times article on child nutrition in Afghanistan, Schultink writes, “Under the leadership of the Afghan government, last year UNICEF and partners treated some 185,000 children under five with acute malnutrition, of whom more than 61,000 were suffering from severe acute malnutrition, at more than 500 sites across Afghanistan. … There is also important work being undertaken to prevent malnutrition: promoting breast-feeding, the use of Vitamin A and micronutrient supplementation, and expanding access to health and nutrition services and education for the most vulnerable. … We all agree that more can and must be done to help the children of Afghanistan” (1/22).

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