Indian children ill-fed, says UN21st February 2007
Nearly half of Indian children below the age of three are malnourished, according to the UN children's fund.
A recent survey by the country's health ministry, backed by UNICEF, showed undernutrition at much higher levels that in the average sub-Saharan African country.
By comparison, in Ethiopia, just 35-40% of children under three have poor diets, UNICEF said.
India's nutritional problems did not stem from a lack of food, as in the case of African countries, but from problems with the frequency and quality of food intake, it added.
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Title: Indian children ill-fed, says UN
Author: Luisetta Mudie
Article Id: 2066
Date Added: 21st Feb 2007