Survey: Malnutrition Costs Uganda 5% Of National Income

Written by Dana Sanchez

From BBCNews.

Uganda’s first large-scale survey of the economic impact of malnutrition shows that poorly-fed children cost the country 5 percent of its national income.

It makes economic and moral sense to provide more and better food to children, according to the United Nations’ World Food Program.

Some of the most common foods eaten in Uganda such as matoke (made from plantains) and posho (made from corn flour), are poor in vitamins, the report says.

“The cost of feeding babies properly is considerably less than the price of not doing so,” said Carlos Acosta Bermudez of the Economic Commission for Africa.

Read more at BBCNews.


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