malnutrition, Cambodia, children, nutrients, morbidity
Malnutrition has been recognized as a global issue and has a high prevalence in poorer countries like Cambodia. Children are most affected by malnutrition, especially those under age 5. Malnourished children are at an increased risk for developing diseases, developmental delays, and dying at an earlier age. Child malnutrition in Cambodia is primarily due to a lack of education, cultural beliefs and practices, food insecurity, and recurrent diarrhea. The current best practice is vitamin A supplementation, provided by groups such as Helen Keller International through medical professionals and community volunteers.
Bernal, Ashley G.
"Child Malnutrition in Cambodia,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2022:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2022/iss3/5