Malnutrition is serious public health concern in Zambia. It is estimated that 1.5 million children suffer from chronic malnutrition. The most recent data shows that among children less than five years of age, 47% are stunted, 28% are underweight and 5% are acutely malnourished. Additionally, Zambia has the highest malnutrition case fatality (40%) in the region. Micronutrient deficiencies are also prevalent, especially vitamin A and iron deficiency.

 

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