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23 Children Died Of Malnutrition

October 8th, 2009

There are 23 children died of malnutrition in East Nusa Tenggara lately. This number is increasing according to East Nusa Tenggara health office head Stefanus Bria Seran. The 23 children, still according to him, all is below the age of five, died of malnutrition from January to June. Most came from Central Sumba (with nine deaths), Kupang city (seven), Rote Ndao (four), South Central Timor (two) and Kupang regency (one).

Data from the provincial health office shows at least 512,000 malnourished toddlers have undergone medical treatment at nutrition rehabilitation centers in East Nusa Tenggara, the country’s least developed province. Out of the figure, 112 are receiving treatment for malnutrition-related complications at hospitals in a number of regencies.

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