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.
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.
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.
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Thai Nguyen: Reduction in malnourished

The rate of malnourished children under five years old in four mountainous communes in the northern province of Thai Nguyen in 2015 reduced by 3-5 percent from 24 percent in 2012.