Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to under-nutrition. This translates into the unnecessary loss of about three million lives a year. Under nutrition puts children at risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and contributes to delayed recovery. Under-nutrition has been associated to poor cognitive development, poor academic performance and adversely affects social skills in children.
Terry Komo, Daniel Mokaya, Caroline Musita (2019); Under-nutrition and its association with psychosocial and academic performance in pre-school children in Asembo, Siaya County, Kenya; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(5) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.05.2019.p8913