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Serious food for thought

The Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), which is part of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University in Bangkok, recently published a nutritional assessment of children in the migrant community around Mae Sot.  Prior to this research, no information on malnutrition in this community was available. The team surveyed 49 schools in and around Mae Sot, including approximately 5,000 children in total. The results are frightening. Amongst children under the age of five: the rate of chronic malnutrition, otherwise known as stunting, was 25.2% the rate of acute malnutrition, otherwise known as wasting, was 9.2% 21% were found to be underw...