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Less diarrhoea but no change in growth: 15 years’ data from three Gambian villages
  1. Institute of Child Health, Whittal Street
  2. Birmingham B4 6NH, UK

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    Editor,—The paper by Poskitt and colleagues from The Gambia1 indicates that there has been a disappointing lack of improvement in the nutritional status and mortality of young African children during the 25 years’ existence of the famous field station. Previous research from Keneba suggested a relation between diarrhoeal diseases and growth faltering, but despite considerable reductions …

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