Malawi study reveals devastating cost of child undernutrition. Research commissioned by African Union and backed by Malawian government highlights social and economic impact of inadequate nourishment in early life.

by Sam Jones

Malawi’s development is being thwarted by child undernutrition, the effects of which continue to blight the lives of 60% of the impoverished country’s adults and costing its economy hundreds of millions a year, according to a new study.