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07 Jul 2017 description

KINSHASA – The economy of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is losing 1.637 billion Congolese francs, or more than a billion dollars a year, to the effects of child undernutrition. This is equivalent to as much as 4.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).*

The social and economic costs of undernutrition are revealed in a new study released in Kinshasa today.