Children in Matale undernourished – Survey | Daily News

Children in Matale undernourished – Survey

Children under five years in the Matale District are suffering from severe malnutrition, a recent survey by the Family Health Bureau shows. Nearly 25 per cent of children in the District are malnourished, it shows.

Poverty and drug abuse are two main reasons for this condition, it says.

The situation should be addressed systematically with a proper plan, the survey shows.

Children from rural families and those in the estate sector were the most affected, the survey shows.