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Malnutrition causes a third of child mortality in Tajikistan

21 May 2012 Last updated at 19:00 BST

More than a third of all children who die under the age of five in Tajikistan pass away because of malnutrition according to research by the United Nations Children's Fund and the Tajik Ministry of Health.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Shamsiya Qasim.