Health insurance key to tackle child malnutrition Society

Health insurance key to tackle child malnutrition

Vietnam reported about 700,000 cases of acute malnutrition each year, of which about 230,000 were severe and required medical treatment, according to Huynh Nam Phuong, deputy director of the Food and Nutrition Training Centre under the National Institute of Nutrition.
Nutritional deficiency badly affects Vietnamese children: UNICEF Health

Nutritional deficiency badly affects Vietnamese children: UNICEF

One in every three Vietnamese children under the age of five is either malnourished or overweight as a result of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, heard a ceremony in Hanoi on October 16 to release the UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2019 report.
Double burden of malnutrition in Vietnam Videos

Double burden of malnutrition in Vietnam

Vietnam faces the double burden of malnutrition, namely the coexistence of under-nutrition along with overweight and obesity. Expert say without efforts to raise awareness about the role of nutrition,
Child obesity spikes while malnutrition persists Health

Child obesity spikes while malnutrition persists

When it comes to food policy, Vietnam faces a double health burden: The country has seen a rising number of children with obesity in urban areas, while the number of malnourished children remains high.
Experts say Vietnam needs more iodised salt Health

Experts say Vietnam needs more iodised salt

Experts have called on the Government of Vietnam to make salt iodisation mandatory once again or at least promote the production and use of iodised salt in food processing and breeding.
Ethnic minority kids malnourished Society

Ethnic minority kids malnourished

The health of children in Vietnam has recorded considerable improvements in recent years. However, kids in remote areas with a high concentration of ethnic minority groups continue to lag behind.