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Noun1.malnourishment - not having enough food to develop or function normallymalnourishment - not having enough food to develop or function normally
hunger, hungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
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The students are faced with extreme malnourishment, worms, dental ailments and anemia etc, which can be overcome through interaction with them.
The cause of the seizures was most likely a severe round worm burden which caused anaemia, malnourishment and contributed to her poor bodily condition.
Not just in terms of malnourishment, Sindh's women and girls also lag behind in literacy and the overall socioeconomic conditions of the masses.
address the issues of malnourishment, obesity and stunting in the country, said Dr Ayaz Soomro, the Medical Superintendent of Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College Hospital Sukkur and prominent nutritionist.
Rezaian lost about 50 pounds from stress and malnourishment while in prison, where he was forced to sleep on a cold, roach-infested floor and was subjected to sleep deprivation.
He said all provincial institutions should cooperate to eradicate mal and under nutrition, adding funds for the reduction of stunting and malnourishment should reach at grassroots level.
Summary: Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], November 22 (ANI): Statistics show that Chhattisgarh has witnessed a tremendous drop in child malnourishment as the average malnutrition rates have plunged significantly in the last five years.
Caritas Manila, the social services and development ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila, graduated 135 children aged 3-12 last August from malnourishment through its Integrated Nutrition Program.
The pair's health was so bad they suffered renal problems due to malnourishment.
In both 2008 and 2012, Copenhagen Consensus projects focusing on global development priorities concluded that policymakers and philanthropists should make fighting malnourishment a top priority.
She added that this partnership between BISP and WFP would create a significant impact on gross root level by reducing malnourishment and stunting, as it would benefit the poorest of the country.
Summary: Malnourishment, premature births, drought and lack of health facilities plague Pakistan region