The Environment of the Malnourished Child

capítulo de libro -- Universidad de Costa Rica, 1976

Main Author: Mata Jiménez, Leonardo
Format: Sección de libro
Language: Inglés
Published: 2014
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spelling RepoKERWA110812018-06-19T14:26:24Z The Environment of the Malnourished Child Mata Jiménez, Leonardo Desnutricion Nutrition Agricultural Development Desarrollo económico y social capítulo de libro -- Universidad de Costa Rica, 1976 The study of the relation of man to his environment in developing countries emphasizes the inevitable need for societies to recognize the true causes of infection, malnutrition, and poverty. The need is for improvement in the quality of human life in less developed nations, a recommendation easy to prescribe but difficult to accomplish. Although our pool of knowledge is incomplete, it is adequate to suggest ways to diminish infection, increase food production, utilize food more efficiently, improve education, and provide systems of justice to protect the classes most in need. The physical environment in tropical and subtropical regions, and the socioeconomic characteristics of the population inhabiting such regions, favor maintenance and transmission of a variety of viruses, bacteria, and parasites that make agricultural progress and social development difficult, and that contribute to poor fetal growth, nutrient wastage, and deficient postnatal physical growth. accounting for most of the childhood morbidity and mortality. In this regard. infections contribute indirectly to the overall food problem in a similar fashion as pests do in terms of food losses and spoilage. The overall effect could be comparable or greater than that resulting from an inadequate capacity to produce or to purchase the food needed. Thus, my objective has been to stress, within the whole environment, the importance of infection and the need to diminish it. Waysto control and prevent infection are readily known. They have to do with education of the population to improve personal and environmental hygiene. Economic investment is necessary to improve housing and water supply sYstems, waste disposal, and such preventive measures as immunization programs. Although such measures may appear expensive when first implemented, they have long-lasting effects and many require minimal expenditure once they are established. Large segments of the population stand to benefit, and other development interventions can then be introduced. However, these measures should not be implemented singly. They should be accompanied by community development, family planning, social legislation-in other words, the holistic approach to health and welfare. To do otherwise may aggravate the problem by stimulating demographic growth, perpetuating malnutrition and infection, and maintaining underdevelopment Universidad de Costa Rica UCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud (INISA) 2014-06-05T22:41:49Z 2014-06-05T22:41:49Z 1976 info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart Capítulo de libro http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4684-2883-4_5 978-1-4684-2885-8 http://hdl.handle.net/10669/11081 10.1007/978-1-4684-2883-4_5 en_US Nutrition and Agricultural Development. Significance and Potential for the Tropics. N.S. Scrimshaw & M. Bghar (editors). Plenum Press, Volume 7, 1976, pp 45-66 application/pdf
institution Universidad de Costa Rica
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language Inglés
topic Desnutricion
Nutrition
Agricultural Development
Desarrollo económico y social
spellingShingle Desnutricion
Nutrition
Agricultural Development
Desarrollo económico y social
Mata Jiménez, Leonardo
The Environment of the Malnourished Child
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