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Emily Ayers Guest Blog

When asked to think about major public health issues in developing nations, hunger and starvation may be some of the first things that come to many peoples’ minds. However, hunger isn’t always, or necessarily, the main issue. According to Dr. Geoffery Anguyo, a medical doctor and director of KIHEFO, a healthcare organization in Uganda, malnutrition (in particular, protein deficiency) is a large public health problem in his country. In rural parts of developing countries like Uganda, many families make their living through subsistence farming. Their land may be limited; and they may share with many other family members. Popular crops in Uganda include cabbage, cassava, bananas, plantains, pineapples, sweet potatoes, millet, sorghum, beans and groundnuts. Aside from beans, there is one … [Read more...]