Part 1- Life with Marasmus and Keratomalacia

Part 1- Life with Marasmus and Keratomalacia - Life with...

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Life with Marasmus and Keratomalacia My name is Doe and I’m just under 4 years old. I live in a small village outside of Yendi, Ghana. Our village is in northern Ghana, which is considered the “outback”, with very dry and dusty land except for a few months of flooding. We live a very simple life here and our house isn’t much. It’s made out of clay from the ground and a lot of wood from the forests. Due to the floods we’re constantly rebuilding and fixing our homes, which we’ve been able to prevent recently due to trial and error. With the depleting amount of resources in our area, we have very little food to even live a meager existence. There is a lot of malnutrition and disease, especially malaria in our village. Most children are lucky to make it to 4 or 5 years of age. My father is rarely home because he is constantly working with the cattle in the farms to earn enough money to feed our family. My mother also helps out the village by trying to tend to the minimal amount of crops we can grow for food, which is the reason
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course NUTR 301 taught by Professor . during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.

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Part 1- Life with Marasmus and Keratomalacia - Life with...

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