Kyle James

journalist/writer/media development consultant

Fighting iron deficiency in Cambodia with a little iron fish

Photo: Kyle James

Photo: Kyle James

(Aired on DW’s World in Progress on 2 April 2014)

In Cambodia iron deficiency is a serious problem. More than half of children under the age of five are anemic. A new method to reduce iron deficiency is now gaining attention. It involves a small iron fish that can be put into cooking pots. Early tests have been encouraging. If it proves a success, the simple method to boost iron intake could be exported to countries around the world.

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