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Understanding malnutrition and health choices at the community level in Sierra Leone

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Written by Richard Mallett, Lisa Denney

​Sierra Leone is home to one of the world’s most malnourished populations. Every year, malnutrition claims more than half of the deaths of all children under five. In 2010, a nationwide survey found that almost 330,000 children under the age of five were stunted. As part of a two year study, SLRC have been looking into the links between state capacity and malnutrition in Sierra Leone and have just produced a report which unpicks the social causes contributing to malnutrition. 
Lisa Denney, Richard Mallett with Ramatu Jalloh