Kwashiorkor

Ghana

1935-kwashiorkor.jpgWhile working in West Africa, Jamaican pediatrician Cicely Williams discovers “kwashiorkor,” a condition of advanced malnutrition due to insufficient protein intake. It is most commonly seen among children in developing countries beset by droughts and famine.

World Population : 170,060,000

Key:   1,000,000 People    1,000,000 People (Annotated)    Milestone

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