Assessment of nutritional status of children under five years of age, pregnant women, and lactating women living in relief camps after the tsunami in Sri Lanka.

@article{Jayatissa2006AssessmentON,
  title={Assessment of nutritional status of children under five years of age, pregnant women, and lactating women living in relief camps after the tsunami in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Renuka Jayatissa and Aberra Bekele and Chinthika Piyasena and Senarath Mahamithawa},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          144-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND A strong earthquake that hit Aceh on December 26, 2004, triggered a powerful tsunami, resulting in an unprecedented catastrophe in Sri Lanka. The initial phase of the disaster was marked by limited access to food coupled with an inadequate supply of safe water and poor environmental hygiene and sanitation, all of which placed children at increased risk for undernutrition. OBJECTIVE To assess the nutritional status of children under five years of age, pregnant women, and lactating… CONTINUE READING

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