Complex interactions between malaria and malnutrition: a systematic literature review
Grais, RF F
Okiro, E A
van der Kam, S
Terlouw, D J
Barnes, K I
Guerin, P J
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AbstractDespite substantial improvement in the control of malaria and decreased prevalence of malnutrition over the past two decades, both conditions remain heavy burdens that cause hundreds of thousands of deaths in children in resource-poor countries every year. Better understanding of the complex interactions between malaria and malnutrition is crucial for optimally targeting interventions where both conditions co-exist. This systematic review aimed to assess the evidence of the interplay between malaria and malnutrition.
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