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在加尔各答东郊,25岁的母亲杜鲁·毕比正为两个患病儿子的医药费发愁。毕比有四个孩子,丈夫每天只能赚80~90卢比(约合1.9美元或1.4欧元),日常饮食无法为孩子们提供足够的微量元素。杜鲁的两个儿子分别只有3岁和1岁,身体虚弱,热病缠身,厌食爱哭。“如果我花150~200卢比给他们治病,哪里还有钱来喂饱孩子们?”杜鲁问道。

杜鲁的故事令人心碎,但在发展中世界,同样令人心碎的是这样的场景屡见不鲜。30亿人口的日常饮食缺乏维生素A和锌等微量元素,很容易染上腹泻等普通传染病。每年因腹泻死亡的儿童就有近200万人。

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