Looking beyond food for causes of Cameroon’s malnutrition
18 December 2013
(IRIN Africa) -
Mairam Umaru’s year-old son had suffered vomiting and fever on and off for a month before she sought medical help.
“I thought it was my milk affecting him, or that he was teething,” said the 17-year-old mother at the referral hospital in Maroua, the capital of Cameroon’s Far North Region, where her son was being treated for severe acute malnutrition and other complications.