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Use of local food resources in the rehabilitation of children with malnutrition in the Central African Republic



Use of local food resources in the rehabilitation of children with malnutrition in the Central African Republic



Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique et de Ses Filiales 81(4): 769-776



860 cases of malnourished children have been treated by supplementing their diet with traditional food available within the study area. 40% had a significant gain of weight within 10 days and a weight curve back to normal with 6 months for 61.7% of the study cases. After 6 years, 68% of the ones still under study are cured and in good health. This study shows that the malnutrition in rural area of the West part of the Central African Republic can be fight with only local agricultural products.

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