COTE D'IVOIRE: “Alarming” malnutrition in north

Saturday, November 22, 2008
DAKAR Friday, October 24, 2008 (IRIN) - In Côte d’Ivoire government health officials and aid agencies are launching emergency feeding and special nutritional training in the north to respond to what nutrition experts call “alarming” malnutrition levels. Nearly 18 percent of children in the north are acutely malnourished according to a July 2008 nutritional survey by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) conducted in collaboration with the national government...