Keeping animals out of home key to improved nutrition
“We speculate the key issue [to combat malnutrition] is piped water and keeping animals out of the home,” he says.
The staff included scientists, physicians, laboratory technicians and support staff, such as cleaners.
Children in the village fared less well, with below average height and weight.According to the 2017 WHO Africa Nutrition Report , 58.5 million children suffered stunting—being too short for one’s age—in 2016.
The research, which was published in BMC Medicine on 1 November , was limited to the Gambia.
“The group at the top, however, had the widest variation.”Half of children in this upper grouping lived in Western-style housing with running water, flushable toilets and kept animals out of the home.