NEPAL: Gender discrimination fuels malnutrition

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Gender discrimination lies behind much of the malnutrition found in under-five children in Nepal, say locals and experts. (..) “Malnutrition in Nepal is an intergenerational cycle,” said Sophiya Uprety, a nutritionist for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kathmandu. She explained that supporting pregnant women with a nutritious and adequate diet, rest and care did more than improve a person’s strength – it bolstered society as well.

Date:-22 September 2011

Website:-http://www.wfp.org/content/nepal-gender-discrimination-fuels-malnutrition

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