(DevEx) – Inadequate access to health care and malnutrition in war-stricken countries kills 20 times more children compared to violence from the conflict itself. This is one of the findings of the latest research conducted by Save the Children, highlighting poor health and nutrition as the main killer of children in conflict. When the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, gained independence in 2011 after more than 30 years of civil war, there was optimism that a new government and influx of donor support could turn around the nation’s nearly non-existent health sector. At independence, only 25 percent of the nation’s 10.5 million people had access to healthcare.