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Chart of the day is……..

…the number of children suffering from chronic malnutrition in Bolivia in 2003 and in 2008.

Doesn’t seem much to you? Well, as 33.5% of Bolivia’s 9.2m population are in the 0-14 age bracket, that percentage change works out to a touch under 150,000 children that don’t walk around hungry any longer.

Add this to the report yesterday that shows how the school breakfasts scheme in Bolivia has reduced cases on anemia in kids from 37.2% to 7.2% in the period 2000 to 2008. Then add on the brand new “mother and baby” social coverage that give payments to uninsured families when mothers and their babies go for their medical check-ups. Yes, I know a U$10 or $20 handout isn’t so much money where you’re sitting, but………

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