A brief explanation of the importance of primary health care is followed by a detailed description of the symptoms and treatment for malnutrition, in particular kwashiorkor, which is caused by protein deficiency.

First broadcast:
4 March 2004

This can contribute to study of health and malnutrition problems in LEDCs. It helps specifically to link personal and national poverty to health problems. Compare population pyramids. Consider the sources for health care in LEDCs and the factors that limit their efficacy, such as topography, infrastructure and conflict. How could these hurdles be minimised?