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  • child being weighted during a nutrition survey

    Posted by Brian Jones

    1 December 2003 – childweight (68k image)

    I recently did a nutrition survey in Bolosso Sorie which followed a standard 30 x 30 cluster methodology to estimate the prevalence of acute malnutrition in the area. For the survey we used 6 teams of people to measure 900 children randomly chosen from 44 kabeles (administrative units) in Bolosso Sorie. The survey indicated a prevalence of acute malnutrition of 8.7 % which is in line with previous surveys but still about 2 times what it should be for the time of year.

    The photo shows a young child in the weighing pants being weighed. Most of the time children hate being suspended in the pants but this one seems to be not too bothered. He turned out to be a bouncingly healthy child.....

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