Malnutrition fueling mortality rate in children of Mulanje District

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By Doreen Mwangatah

The mortality rate in children in Mulanje District is increasing due to malnutrition which has caused fear among the people. One of the mothers, Eliza Naphazi has a child suffering from malnutrition due to lack of balanced diet and child feeding support which is putting her child’s life in danger. This is the same case with other children in the district.

This is contributing a lot of worry and panic among parents who have young children because of the lack of appropriate diet and information on how and what kind of food a child must eat.

The situation calls for immediate attention and rapid response. Scaling up food nutrition projects is needed to reduce the impacts malnutrition in the district so that more children can be saved.