oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Editor's note

Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



The triad of diarrhoea, pneumonia and stunting is the most deadly combination, especially early in a child's life, and if a child survives it in the short term, he or she remains prone to its effects later in adult life. Globally, it is estimated that in children under the age of five years, pneumonia and diarrhoea are responsible for 29% of child deaths, amounting to 2-million children, 90% of which occur in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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