Fears for Honduran children as poverty worsens pneumonia’s toll

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The death of one baby boy in a remote village in the south of the country is a tragedy being repeated all over the region

The last time Guadalupe Castellano, a health volunteer, saw Michael Padilla alive was in February, when he was two months old. His mother had brought him to her house in the village of Apausupo, in southern Honduras, to be weighed.

Castellano looked at the baby and saw immediately that something was wrong. “He was underweight and pale. He wasn’t moving or even crying,” she says. “I asked what was wrong and [the mother] said he wasn’t breastfeeding, and he was ill.

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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