Gauteng Department of Health fails children in Gauteng as they continue to die from malnutrition

“The reality is that early childhood malnutrition can be prevented when all stakeholders in society, led by the government, work together. How is it possible that in a country that has the resources South Africa has, that the malnutrition stunting rate is 27% and that it has been at this level since 1999? This equates to about 1.5 million children. Kenya’s stunting rate has been reduced by 50% and is now lower than South Africa’s” says Alan Fuchs MPL, DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Health.