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Fighting malnutrition

Niger, January 5, 2009

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In Niger, an estimated 10% of children under five are considered malnourished. Malnutrition is often tied to other illnesses such as malaria, parasites and diarrhea and if not treated can have severe implications for a child’s physical and mental development. Mercy Corps, in partnership with the Government of Niger is Ministry of Health, UNICEF and the World Food Program, is working to end malnourishment by training Community Health Teams. The teams educate community members and help them access treatment.