Knowledge, attitude and practices for nutrition and WASH among care givers of children under 5 years old in Hajjah and Hodeidah governorates, Yemen

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Amatullatief Abotaleb1*, Adel Al-Emad1, Abdulgabar Abdullah2, Mahdi Ahmed, Bushra Rageh3, Ahmed Alderwish4

1 Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University, Yemen

2 Community Medicine, Ministry of Health and Population, Yemen

. 3 Cardiac Center, Al-Thowrah Hospital, Sana’a, Yemen.

4 Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Sana’a University. Yemen.

SUJMS • 2021 | Dec | Vol 15| Issue. (2)

Introduction:

Malaria killed millions of people worldwide. World Health Organization estimates that there are 300 million to 500 million of people infected with malaria so that, malaria is a serious situation that we have to over shine the light on it. Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type

globally [1]. A malnourished person finds that their body has difficulty doing normal functions such as growing and resisting disease. Physical work becomes problematic and even learning abilities can be diminished. Malnutrition at an early age leads to reduced physical and mental development during childhood. Iodine deficiency is the

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