56K Egyptian mothers benefit from program addressing child malnutrition


Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 02:56 GMT

Baby – Wikimedia Commons

Baby – Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 2 August 2021: The Ministry of Social Solidarity revealed Monday that the number of beneficiaries of the "First One Thousand Days in the Child's Life" program has amounted to 56,000 women living in poor villages and towns.


The program targeted at remedying the problems of malnutrition among pregnant women and children aged less than two years offers pregnant and breastfeeding women LE100 monthly.


Eligible women must be holders of ration cards, and they have to always bring the children for follow-up and vaccination at public healthcare units and hospitals.


The ministry pointed out that 20 percent of Egyptian children are stunted (short for their age), 27 percent suffer from anemia, eight percent are wasting (too thin for their height) and 6 percent are underweight (too thin for their age). 



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