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Wheeler_Early Section_Paper1 - Yontii Wheeler Nutrition in...

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Yontii Wheeler Nutrition in Tanzania From: Secretary of Health, Tanzania To: Minister of Finance, Tanzania Introduction: Malnutrition is an extremely important issue in Tanzania, causing many of our population to die prematurely and negatively affect the security of the country and its economy. Women and children are the most severely affected by malnutrition. 44% of children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth and 72% are anemic. One in ten women in Tanzania are undernourished and almost half of women are anemic. The main health issues associated with malnutrition are vitamin A deficiency, iron deficiency, iodine deficiency, anemia, and stunted growth of children. The most highly affected women and children are those who live in rural areas, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, and women of child bearing age. Some risk factors for this problem are poverty, inadequate food intake, inadequate infant feeding practices, poor health conditions, and lack of information about food and nutrition. These risk factors lead to
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