In Zambia, malnutrition has continued to be a serious public health problem mainly affecting under-five children and women of reproductive age. The latest figures on Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) indicate that nearly half of the Zambian children are stunted (46.8%), 28% are underweight while 5% are wasted (CSO, 2001-2). These rates are among the highest in the sub-region. Other nutrition and health problems are as a result of micronutrient deficiencies arising from of Iodine, Iron and Vitamin A.

 

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