Indonesian Children in Tsunami-Hit Area Malnourished, UN Says

Friday, September 8, 2006
By nias

By Robin StringerSept. 6 (Bloomberg) — Indonesian primary school children in disaster-hit regions Aceh and Nias are suffering stunted growth and retarded intellectual development, according to a study by the United Nations World Food Programme.

“The situation is quite concerning,” said program coordinator Charlie Higgins on the UN Web Site. “ Health and nutrition-related morbidity — the incidence of disease — is high.” Full story …

2 Responses to “Indonesian Children in Tsunami-Hit Area Malnourished, UN Says”

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    Emma Leitch Says:

    hello,
    I am interested in different cultures and problems with in these cultures. This has led me to researching malnutrition in indonesian children and me choosing to do an essay on it for school. I am still in the early stages of research and would greatly appreciate any information or clues or links as to where to get useful information.
    Thank you

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    nias Says:

    Dear Emma,

    I hope this may help: “Weight-for-age malnutrition in Indonesian children, 1992-1999” in: International journal of epidemiology (Int. J. epidemiol.) ISSN 0300-5771 CODEN IJEPBF, 2004, vol. 33, no3, pp. 589-595. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

    Ya’ahowu.

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