Can a new sweet potato help tackle child malnutrition?

Can a new sweet potato help tackle child malnutrition?
 

Millions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda.
It may spend less time in news headlines than Ebola or the Zika virus, but Vitamin A deficiency is a much bigger public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa and far deadlier.
Estimates say that it affects as many as 43 million children across the continent.
Children affected by the condition are more likely to go blind, have their growth stunted, contract diseases and die earlier.
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18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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