Posted by Karie Atkinson on December 13, 2011
A nine-month-old infant lies listlessly in an iron crib with chipped paint peeling off its rails. She is in one of the children’s wards at Rahima Mossa Mother and Child Hospital, a public hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. She looks no older than 3 months.
Her face brings to life to the words of Dr. Ashraf Coovadia, a pediatrician at the hospital: “Malnutrition is a huge problem in South Africa particularly among the vast majority of South Africans who live under dire circumstances. It is a leading cause of child deaths and hospitalizations in our country.”Read more »