Views on World Poverty: Nepal
http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/10437 for full video. This program explores how women in Nepal are tackling the vicious cycle of infant malnutrition and poverty. Set in the visually striking valley of Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal viewers are introduced to Dev Kumari, a 42 year old migrant woman who struggles to sustain her large extended family. Her children and grandchildren are locked into an invisible cycle that is crippling Nepal's development. Protein Energy Malnutrition, or PEM, not only causes stunting, slow development, disease and death amongst young children today, it also has a disastrous knock on effect on each successive generation - a cycle that is proving hard to break. Through spending time with the Dev and Chief Pediatrician at Patan Hospital viewers learn why nine out of every 10 children in Nepal suffer some form of malnutrition.