Images: A richer India with more underweight children than Sub-Saharan Africa [Photos]

Almost as shocking as India's high prevalence of child malnutrition is the country's failure to reduce it, despite the economy tripling between 1990 and 2005.

hidden February 17, 2012 21:42:36 IST
Severely malnourished two-year-old girl Rajni is weighed by health workers at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Reuters
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Severely malnourished two-year-old girl Rajni is weighed by health workers at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Reuters
A hospital staff member shows pictures of malnourished children who were cured in a government hospital in Shahbad village in Baran district in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. Reuters
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A hospital staff member shows pictures of malnourished children who were cured in a government hospital in Shahbad village in Baran district in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. Reuters
Naushad, 18-months-old and suffering from severe malnutrition, lies on his mother's lap inside their residence in Kalonda village near Sikandrabad district in the northern Indian start of Uttar Pradesh. Reuters
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Naushad, 18-months-old and suffering from severe malnutrition, lies on his mother's lap inside their residence in Kalonda village near Sikandrabad district in the northern Indian start of Uttar Pradesh. Reuters
Four-month-old Vishakha, who weighs 2.3 kg (5 lbs) and suffers from severe malnutrition, rests on a bed at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Reuters
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Four-month-old Vishakha, who weighs 2.3 kg (5 lbs) and suffers from severe malnutrition, rests on a bed at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Reuters
A woman holds her one-year-old granddaughter Sakshi, who weighs 3.8 kg (8 lbs) and suffers from severe malnutrition, at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri district Madhya Pradesh. Reuters
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A woman holds her one-year-old granddaughter Sakshi, who weighs 3.8 kg (8 lbs) and suffers from severe malnutrition, at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri district Madhya Pradesh. Reuters
Four-month-old Vishakha, who weighs 2.3 kg (5 lbs) and suffers from severe malnutrition, has her picture taken as she lies on a bed at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh. Reuters
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Four-month-old Vishakha, who weighs 2.3 kg (5 lbs) and suffers from severe malnutrition, has her picture taken as she lies on a bed at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh. Reuters