Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sudan: ‘30% of eastern Sudan children malnourished’: Hospital Director

Source: Radio Dabanga

The Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital in Port Sudan, Dr Zafaran Al Zaki, has confirmed that there has been an outbreak of acute malnutrition among children in eastern Sudan.

In an interview with Radio Dabanga, Dr Al Zaki said that it is occurring in various segments of society, and affects about 30 per cent of children. She says that this figure can be expected to rise during the period from October to March, attributing it to “economic factors and the acute poverty among people of eastern Sudan”.

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