Saturday, 27 December 2008

Mothers of malnourished children undergo nutritional training

From IPPMedia, Dar es Salaam
By Correspondent Emmanuel Kihaule, Mwanza

Over 100 mothers of under-five-year-old children suffering from malnutrition in Sangabuye and Kabusungu villages in Mwanza municipality are undergoing a four-day training in nutrition that is being carried out by Plan Tanzania through its Mwanza Programme Unit.

The training is a result of a survey that was undertaken in the region by the organization, which found out that 8.7 per cent of children below the age of five were malnourished, hence high mortality rates among them.

"This was a serious concern and this is why Plan Tanzania has decided to conduct such training so as to tackle poor diet among the under-fives in the region," said Sophia Mhonzwa, a micro-nutrients point person with Plan Mwanza.

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