Women and malnutrition – the case of South Sudan

by Jason Patinkin

Taking stock: the circumference of the upper arm is a measure of malnutrition. Photo: Jason Patinkin/IRIN

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are the demographic group most at risk of malnutrition in South Sudan after children, making up some 12 percent of all those on supplementary feeding programmes.

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