undernutrition
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S : UNICEF – http://www.unicef.org/french/media/files/Tracking_Progress_on_Child_and_Maternal_Nutrition_EN_110309.pdf (last access: 12 April 2013); UNICEF – http://www.unicef.org/progressforchildren/2006n4/index_undernutrition.html (last access: 2 September 2014).

N: What is undernutrition? When individuals are undernourished, they can no longer maintain natural bodily capacities, such as growth, resisting infections and recovering from disease, learning and physical work, and pregnancy and lactation in women. Poor feeding of infants and young children, especially the lack of optimal breastfeeding and responsive complementary feeding, along with such illnesses as diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria and HIV/AIDS, often exacerbated by helminths, are major causes of undernutrition.

S: http://www.unicef.org/progressforchildren/2006n4/index_undernutrition.html (last access: 2 September 2014)

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CR: acute undernutrition, cachexia, chronic hunger, famine, hunger, inanition, kwashiorkor, malnutrition, marasmus, nutritional edema, scurvy, undernourishment.