ZIM: Malnutrition in Matabeleland

Major deficiencies are Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A and Iodine.

According to the 2012 Ministry of Health and Child Welfare statistics, 26.6 %rural children, 19.5% urban children and 44% women were found to be iodine deficient.

“Iodine deficiency causes goitre, increased incidence of still births, abortions, congenital abnormalities including cretinism and mental retardation.”

Malnutrition wreaks havoc in Matabeleland

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