Publish dateSaturday 4 February 2023 - 11:02
Story Code : 264870
Increasing malnutrition of children and women in Ghor
The local authorities of Ghor province say that the lack of nutritious food, poverty and scarcity have caused tens of thousands of children and mothers to suffer from malnutrition in Ghor province.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: Governor of Ghor Provincial Hospital says that 582 malnourished children have been hospitalized in the last ten months, of which 16 have died.
Meanwhile, Dr. Gul Ahmad Sahil, deputy public health officer of Ghor Province, says that during the last ten months, 27 thousand children and 13 thousand mothers have been registered with malnutrition.
He added: This statistic shows that there are more cases of malnutrition compared to previous years, and the number of deaths is also higher than last year. We had 77 deaths.
This health authority also states that the reason for the increase in the number of people suffering from malnutrition is the increase in poverty. And he warns that if aid is cut off, this number will rise.
Recently, the Organization for Classification of Food Security (IPC) said in a report that in the next two months, four million children and women in Afghanistan will suffer from acute malnutrition.
Doctors say that the lack of adequate nutrition of children leads to the weakening of the body parts of children and nursing mothers, awareness should be given about nutritious foods.
Dr. Babajan Najib, a specialist in the pediatric department of Ghor province, says: For example, eggs, milk, dairy products and legumes are available in most areas, but due to lack of awareness, people cannot understand their nutritional value, and these things cause women and children to suffer more. They are malnourished.
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