Traditions in Chad harm, kill underfed children - Article Photos 15/19

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY DEC 22, 2012 - In this Nov. 4, 2012 photo, traditional healer Hakki Hassan poses for a picture in front of his home in Moussoro, Chad. In this Sahel nation, childhood malnutrition and related mortality persist at alarming rates, despite the fact that most affected families live within a day's journey of internationally-funded nutrition clinics. One reason is that families, bound by local custom, choose instead to seek traditional treatments, treatments which can lead to the very infections that kill their undernourished children.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)