An Ecological Study: The Causations, Consequences, and Combatants of Malnourishment in Sub Sahara Africa

Authors

  • Hira Maqsood Institute of Health Management-Dow University of Health Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v10i1.549

Keywords:

Stunting, Wasting, Causation, Consequences, Combatant, Children under-age 5

Abstract

Background: The study expatiates major causation and consequences of malnourishment in Sub Sahara Africa and concurrently explores the efficacy of salubrious nutriment effectual in complying health requisite of indigent populaces.

Methods: An ecological study circumscribes about underprivilege African territories enduring deplorable conditions and health-related challenges. Selects twenty States resides in Sub Sahara Africa, employing nonrandom nonproportional quota sampling, each reveal critically on considered causations and consequences of malnourishment. Followingly delve efficacy of combatant of malnourishment, by contrasting five North African Territories, each chief producer of healthy nutriment, against the rest of Africa. All considered variables characterizing causation, consequences, and combatant assessed inconsideration to malnourishment. Study articulated considering primary and secondary sources available online. Perform statistical analysis using SPSS 16. Complete compilation phase lasts for four months extend from June to September 2019.

Results:  Populace internal and external mal exposure characterizing undernutrition proportion, adulterated water consumption, poor sanitation, ambience aerial perils, vehement UV-radiations, noise nuisance, constitute major causation of malnourishment in children under age 5. Subsequently, high proportion of childhood stunting or wasting determines negative correlation with adulthood intelligence quotient, productivity, and healthy life span. Whereas nations enrich in healthy nutriments embracing dates, honey or olive oil considerably precludes malnourishment, encounter relatively low incidence of stunting and wasting. 

Conclusion:  Insalubrious internal and external mal exposures considerably reprehensible for continuous acclivity in prevalence of malnourishment. Increase incidence in early ages impel health diminution in later phases of life. Incorporation of healthy regimen likely to halt grueling trends and execute populace healthy profiles.

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Published

2020-10-26

How to Cite

Maqsood, H. (2020). An Ecological Study: The Causations, Consequences, and Combatants of Malnourishment in Sub Sahara Africa. Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 10(1), 39-47. https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v10i1.549