Tackling malnutrition in rural Ethiopia

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Weighing day for children in Mancha, Ethiopia

A nutrition program in Mancha, Ethiopia has shown that in the past three years, malnutrition rates for children under the age of five have dropped from 20 percent to five percent.

At the same time, severe malnutrition is down from five per cent to around one per cent, according to the UN Children's Agency (UNICEF).

The Ethiopian government's community-based nutrition programme, supported by UNICEF and the European Union, is keeping children strong and healthy, and families resilient.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez has the story.

Duration: 2’28″

 

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