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Manica province continues to be show high rates of chronic malnutrition, with health sector figures pointing to 42 percent of the population being affected. A study by the Manica Social Education Group concluded that cultural factors and lack of nutritional education may be at the root of the problem.
For example, research shows that in some regions local traditions prohibit pregnant women from consuming eggs, a very nutritious food, on the basis that they might give birth to bald babies.
Within the province, Macossa, Bárué, Guro and Sussundenga districts register the most cases of chronic malnutrition. Authorities say they are already working with communities to reverse this gloomy picture of malnutrition in what is in fact a food-producing province.
By Carlitos CadangueSource: O País
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