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Malnutrition still prevalent in Indonesia

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, January 26 2011 | 10:18 am

PREMIUM A visit to Pirngadi Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, shows that malnourishment is still a grave concern in Indonesia.

So far this year, five undernourished children were submitted to the hospital. One died recently.

“Most of the families of undernourished children were in the low-income bracket,” said the hospital’s spokesman, Edison Perangin-angin.

Low-income familie...