JOHANNESBURG, 24 October (IRIN) - Feeding
programmes to assist the poor should begin soon to prevent starvation,
and possible death, by the end of the year, World Vision relief manager
for Malawi, Elton Ntwana, warned on Wednesday.
His warning followed the release of
a World Vision nutrition survey conducted in part of the Machinga District
from 2-8 October. The survey, using a height-for-age formula, found a global
acute malnutrition rate of 31.8 percent among children between six months
and five years old.
Using the same formula, a severe acute