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The Relief Society organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working on an effort to improve access to nutrition, immunizations, maternal and newborn care around the world.

While using the Church’s existing local networks and in collaboration with other organizations, this initiative will improve the health and development of children under age five and their mothers.

“Whenever we do anything to bring relief to others — temporal or spiritual — we are bringing them to Jesus Christ and will be blessed to find our own relief in Him,” said Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson. “We are grateful for the opportunities God gives us every day to love our neighbor.”

Issues of childhood health include wasting, or low weight for height, and stunting, which is low height for age. These problems are particularly pronounced in Africa, Asia, and parts of Central and South America. Overweight is also a problem for children in parts of the world as well.’

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