Manicaland Records Highest Rate of Stunted Children

By Michael Gwarisa MANICALAND province recorded a 49% stunted growth rate in children in 2016, against an average of 26% owing to a high malnutrition incidence in the area. Briefing a Child Parliamentarians engagement meeting on Nutrition Budget advocacy in Bindura, Sustainable Rural Community Development Organisation Executive Director January Mvula singled out the high prioritisation of cash crops over food crops as the major driver of malnutrition and stuntedness in children in the area. “Stunting rate of Zimbabwe is at 27% with high number of boys. This Translate to 1…

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