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35 year old Sita is seen with her 6 year old daughter, Kumkum who is extremely malnutritioned and also suffers from Cancer of the bone marrow in the pediatrics section of Maharani Laxmibai Medical College in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Indian government spends $1.4 billion a year - on programs that include weighing newborn babies, counseling mothers on healthy eating and supplementing meals, but none of this is yeilding results. According to UNICEF, some 48% of Indian children, or 61 million kids, remain malnourished, the clinical condition of being so undernourished that their physical and mental growth are stunted. Photo: Sanjit Das/Panos for The Wall Street Journal.Slug: IMALNUT
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35 year old Sita is seen with her 6 year old daughter, Kumkum who is extremely malnutritioned and also suffers from Cancer of the bone marrow in the pediatrics section of Maharani Laxmibai Medical College in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Indian government spends $1.4 billion a year - on programs that include weighing newborn babies, counseling mothers on healthy eating and supplementing meals, but none of this is yeilding results. According to UNICEF, some 48% of Indian children, or 61 million kids, remain malnourished, the clinical condition of being so undernourished that their physical and mental growth are stunted. Photo: Sanjit Das/Panos for The Wall Street Journal.Slug: IMALNUT