PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Infection and undiagnosed diseases are two major reasons for death in underdeveloped countries, but they are not the biggest factors.
According to the World Health Organization, poor nutrition contributes to more than 50% of deaths worldwide.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine For 5- To 11-Year-Olds Is Safe And Shows 'Robust' Antibody Response, Pfizer Says
One out of two children in Africa with severe malnutrition dies during hospital treatment due to inappropriate care.
One out of four preschool children suffers from under-nutrition.READ MORE: Police: 3 Suspects Wearing 'Police Vests' Wanted For Stealing Car In Roxborough Home Invasion
This can seriously affect a child’s mental and physical development. One of the biggest issues is vitamin deficiency.
A third of people in developing countries are affected. As a result, they’re more subject to infection, birth defects, even impaired physical and psychological development.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Deadly Hazmat Situation In Allentown
These issues are critical, and they just cannot be ignored anymore.