Published On: Fri, Nov 29th, 2019
Published in Category: Peshawar

5 lac children suffering from malnutrition in KP

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Peshawar: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) five lac children are reported to be suffering from malnutrition.

Number of children affected by malnutrition has reached alarming proportion. .

According to experts 39 percent of children in province while 48 percent in tribal areas are suffering from malnutrition

The number of malnourished children in KPK has increased alarmingly.

According to survey conducted in 2018 every 4th child out of 10 children is suffering from malnutrition in KPK. Citizens say government-level measures are needed to combat malnutrition.

Citizen also declared financial problems as one the basic reason of malnutrition.

Due to malnutrition 17 percent children are weak in proportion to their stature while 51 percent suffer vitamin-A deficiency.