Tuesday, 15 January 2013

MALNUTRITION: Yemen: Fighting child malnutrition

January 2, 2013

A doctor gives a child his first checkup at an IRC-supported health clinic in southern Yemen. The country has the second highest rate of malnutrition in the world, trailing only Afghanistan
Photo: Rebecca Blum/IRC
“We are seeing some of the highest malnutrition levels in the world in southern Yemen. The Aden Sora Clinic was understaffed and undersupplied when the IRC started; now we have people who have suffered months or even years of hunger and conflict coming to the clinic each day for free nutrition, primary health care and reproductive health services. Just last week, the clinic delivered its first baby.” 
- The International Rescue Committee's Dr. Hadi, quoted in the first of two recent IRC blog posts on Mothering.com, about how community outreach is making an impact on child malnutrition in Yemen:

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