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Malnutrition in children under the age of 5 years in a primary health care setting

Indiran Govender, Selvandran Rangiah, Ramprakash Kaswa, Doudou Nzaumvila
South African Family Practice | Vol 63, No 1 : Part 3| a5337 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v63i1.5337 | © 2021 Indiran Govender | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 June 2021 | Published: 07 September 2021

About the author(s)

Indiran Govender, Department of Family Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa
Selvandran Rangiah, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Ramprakash Kaswa, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Umtata, South Africa
Doudou Nzaumvila, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


In this study, we outlined the types of malnutrition amongst children, the causes of malnutrition intervention at the primary health care level and some recommendations to alleviate childhood malnutrition in South Africa.


obesity; severe acute malnutrition; individual factors; community level factors; dietary intervention


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