VIETNAM: Nearly One-Third of Pre-School Children are Malnourished

 

A joint report by the Nutrition Institute and UNICEF indicated that the country had 1.3 million underweight children and another 2.1 million suffering from stunted growth.  The finding showed that children in remote areas suffer the consequences of malnutrition at a rate twice as high as those who grew up in more developed regions of the country.  Nguyen Viet Tien, Deputy Health Minister, noted that malnutrition remains a big challenge facing the country, especially in poor, remote and disaster-prone areas.

 

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