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.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative in Vietnam Albert Lieberg called for urgent actions to end hunger and malnutrition at a meeting in Hanoi on October 14 on the occasion of World Food Day (October 16).
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.
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.
Communication work is one of the major solutions to prevent malnutrition in children, especially those of ethnic minority groups, a health official said.
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.
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.
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.
The central province of Nghe An aims to roll out the school milk programme on a larger scale from the 2017-2018 academic year in an effort to prevent malnutrition among pre-school and primary school kids.
Most Vietnamese people don't pay attention to nutrition, says Nguyen Thi Lam, the deputy director of the National Institute of Nutrition.
About 2.1 million or 24.9% of the Vietnamese children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition, according to statistics from the National Nutrition Institute.
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.
(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.
(VOV) - Around one million Vietnamese children currently suffer from malnutrition, causing thousands of deaths.
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.
(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.
Vietnam aims to reduce the rate of malnutrition in children under five from 16.2 percent in 2012 to 15.6 percent in 2013.
(VOV) - The rate of malnutrition is about 14 percent among Vietnamese people, but 50 percent among patients admitted to hospital.
(VOV) - The National Assembly (NA) has approved the Resolution on 2013 the plan for socio-economic development.
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).