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ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY DEC 22, 2012 In this Oct. 31, 2012 photo, Harmata Mahamat reacts as she sits with her daughter Halime, 3 months, at a local nutrition clinic where Halime was being treated for malnutrition, in Nokou in the Mao region of Chad. Halime died several days later. In this Sahel nation, childhood malnutrition and related mortality persist at alarming rates, despite the fact that most affected families live within a day's journey of internationally-funded nutrition clinics. One reason is that families, bound by local custom, choose instead to seek traditional treatments, treatments which can lead to the very infections that kill their undernourished children.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Chad. In this Sahel nation, childhood malnutrition and related mortality persist at alarming rates, despite the fact that most affected families live within a day's journey of internationally-funded nutrition clinics. One reason is that families, bound by local custom, choose instead to seek traditional treatments, treatments which can lead to the very infections that kill their undernourished children.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY DEC 22, 2012 In this Oct. 31, 2012 photo, Harmata Mahamat reacts as she sits with her daughter Halime, 3 months, at a local nutrition clinic where Halime was being treated for malnutrition, in Nokou in the Mao region of Chad. Halime died several days later. In this Sahel nation, childhood malnutrition and related mortality persist at alarming rates, despite the fact that most affected families live within a day's journey of internationally-funded nutrition clinics. One reason is that families, bound by local custom, choose instead to seek traditional treatments, treatments which can lead to the very infections that kill their undernourished children.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Chad. In this Sahel nation, childhood malnutrition and related mortality persist at alarming rates, despite the fact that most affected families live within a day's journey of internationally-funded nutrition clinics. One reason is that families, bound by local custom, choose instead to seek traditional treatments, treatments which can lead to the very infections that kill their undernourished children.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY DEC 22, 2012 In this Oct. 31, 2012 photo, Harmata Mahamat reacts as she sits with her daughter Halime, 3 months, at a local nutrition clinic where Halime was being treated for malnutrition, in Nokou in the Mao region of Chad. Halime died several days later. In this Sahel nation, childhood malnutrition and related mortality persist at alarming rates, despite the fact that most affected families live within a day's journey of internationally-funded nutrition clinics. One reason is that families, bound by local custom, choose instead to seek traditional treatments, treatments which can lead to the very infections that kill their undernourished children.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Chad. In this Sahel nation, childhood malnutrition and related mortality persist at alarming rates, despite the fact that most affected families live within a day's journey of internationally-funded nutrition clinics. One reason is that families, bound by local custom, choose instead to seek traditional treatments, treatments which can lead to the very infections that kill their undernourished children.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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