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Ethnic minority children in Viet Nam are disproportionately undernourished

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Undernutrition is particularly widespread among ethnic minority children in Viet Nam, with stunting rates among the highest in the world, according to a new report launched today by the World Bank and Vietnam’s National Institute of Nutrition. “Persistent Malnutrition in Ethnic Minority Communities of Viet Nam:...

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SUN Civil Society Network Asia regional workshop in Cambodia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Story written by Jeremy Mair, Program Support Officer at Helen Keller International From September 18-25, representatives from thirteen SUN Civil Society Alliances (SUN CSAs) throughout Asia (from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Nepal, Viet Nam and Papua New...

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World Bank and UNICEF call for solid steps to address child undernutrition in Viet Nam

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Child undernutrition remains a significant development challenge in Viet Nam, representing a staggering yet avoidable loss to the nation’s human capital and economic growth potential. The worrying prevalence of undernutrition among Vietnamese children, especially among ethnic minorities, calls for a new approach to bring about transformational...

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Leveraging public-private partnerships to champion better nutrition in South Asia

  |   SUN Business Network

  * Originally published by the SUN Business Network More than 120 government officials, civil society organisations, private sector members and international donors from across South Asia gathered on 17-18th June 2019 at a regional roundtable hosted by SAFANSI, the World Bank’s South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative. SAFANSI...

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Viet Nam faces double health burden, malnutrition and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network

Viet Nam is facing a dual burden of malnutrition and obesity, as its rapid development over the past two decades has resulted in the emergence of developed-world health issues without completely eradicating hunger. At a recent press conference, the National Institute of Nutrition’s Micronutrient Department deputy...

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UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN UN Network

Four specialized agencies of the United Nations today warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030. The warning came...

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Viet Nam champions the SUN Movement and leads the way for other SUN Countries

  |   SUN Country Network

On 31 January 2018, Viet Nam champions the SUN Movement and leads the way for other SUN Countries in an event that also kicked off the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Directive on strengthening multi-sectoral collaboration for nutrition in the country’s new context. The event marked...

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