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UN: One-third of Children Chronically Malnourished in Burma

  • Hla Than

Dr. Alice Khin Saw Win is Faculty Lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing, the University of Alberta, Canada. She discusses on Burmese women and children health concerns related to recent remarks of UN official-an alarming rate of malnutrition among Burma's children.

The director of the World Food Program, James Morris, says one-third of Burma's children are chronically malnourished, and, in some areas, the proportion is as high as two-thirds.

And, noting that many mothers are also malnourished, he said the humanitarian cost is enormous.

Mr. Morris said, "When numbers this large of children are at risk, to say nothing of the anemia condition of so many women in the country, the country's future is severely at risk."

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