Malnutrition, a serious public health problem in DR Congo

Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Malnutrition is a serious public health problem in DR Congo, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in a poverty reduction strategy assessment document.
According to the document, the World Food Programme (WFP) estimated that in November 2000 some 16 million Congolese or 33 percent of the country's population faced acute food problems due to protracted displacement, isolation, lack of access to the market and high inflation.
The situation was worse in rebel-held areas.

06 august 2003 21:07:00




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