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Vietnam moves up two places in Global Hunger Index

Vietnam moves up two places in Global Hunger Index

Vietnam has moved to the 62nd place in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019 as compared to the 64th position in 2018 thanks to the Government’s measures to end hunger and children’s malnutrition.

Youth to take part in reducing food waste

Youth to take part in reducing food waste

Young people play an important role in reducing food waste and contributing to food security, said Nguyen Tuan Khoi, founder and CEO of non-profit Foodbank Vietnam.

Child obesity spikes while malnutrition persists

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.

Spanish-funded project helps deal with malnutrition

Spanish-funded project helps deal with malnutrition

The food security component of the Spanish Government-funded integrated nutrition and food security project has produced positive results in dealing with malnutrition in under-5 children and ensuring food security.

Vietnam’s first human milk bank reports initial success

Vietnam’s first human milk bank reports initial success

The Breast Milk Bank under the Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children, the first of its kind in Vietnam, received 140 litres of milk donated by 46 nursing mothers, including 60 litres used for 136 infants with high risks of malnutrition or infections, after two months of operation.

Vietnam, UN report on fight against malnutrition

Vietnam, UN report on fight against malnutrition

Thousands of children under the age of five living in Central region drought-hit areas are recovering from malnutrition due to an emergency nutrition intervention programme project.

Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

Most Vietnamese people don't pay attention to nutrition, says Nguyen Thi Lam, the deputy director of the National Institute of Nutrition.

NA Vice Chairwoman talks UNICEF assistance

Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong underlined the country’s implementation of policies to ensure the rights and interests of Vietnamese children at a reception for a United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) official in Hanoi on November 25.

Vietnam, Belgium promote health cooperation

Vietnam, Belgium promote health cooperation

(VOV) -A Vietnamese delegation from the Ministry of Health (MoH) led by its Minister Nguyen Kim Tien paid a working visit to Belgium from October 13-16 at the invitation of Rudy Demotte, Premier of the Wallonia-Brusells.

Nutrition manual for HIV/AIDS carriers published

A manual book on care and nutrition support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) has been introduced to health workers to enable their better food counseling services to these people.

Child malnutrition rate falls significantly

Child malnutrition rate falls significantly

(VOV) -The malnutrition rate among Vietnamese children under five years old has been reduced from 33% last year to 26.7% at present, according to the National Institute of Nutrition.

Child malnutrition rate falls

Child malnutrition rate falls

Vietnam has achieved the fastest reduction in child malnutrition in the region with an average annual decline of 1.5 percent, according to the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).