Rappler's latest stories on malnutrition
There is no shortage of food in Pakistan, but affordability and accessibility are major challenges, leading to malnutrition
DOH Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says counselling, proper nutrition assessment, and education of patients will be included in nutrition programs
According to UNICEF, 1.8 million Yemeni children under the age of 5 suffer from acute malnutrition, and the lives of 400,000 severely affected children are under threat
Four years of war between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels have pushed the country to the brink of mass starvation
Rapid inflation and misconceptions on what to feed children would aggravate the 'very high' levels of child malnutrition in the Philippines, says UNICEF
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'Combating anemia is a priority for the government and we want it to be a priority for Peru,' says President Martin Vizcarra
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The Philippine government has shown a history of focused policy, but scattershot implementation
According to the National Nutrition Council, food gardening may be an answer to the problem of hunger and malnutrition
'We remain to be challenged both for stunting, also for malnutrition of mothers, malnutrition of adults, malnutrition of children,' says National Nutrition Council Executive Director Maria-Bernardita Flores
UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says nutrition is 'not yet' a priority of the current administration, but 'there seems to be an increasing interest'
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The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country
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The stories 'demonstrate the impact of lack of food and adequate nutrition on children from poor communities and good practices that could help eradicate the problem'
The Council for Health and Development calls for genuine land reform, saying it is 'the most effective and efficient solution to the current food crisis in the Philippines'
Hunger stunts the potential of the youth. How does it worsen existing problems in the country?
The UN Sustainable Development Goals include achieving zero hunger, minimizing stunting by 40%, and reducing childhood wasting to less than 5%
The city s 90 day feeding program also brings in local businesses and the residents themselves in a community intervention effort
Barangay Aquaponics promotes water based farming to help Filipinos grow their own food and become entrepreneurs
The city government of Quezon City helps 165 premature and undernourished infants through its Quezon City Human Milk Bank QCHMB
The DOH and WFP showcase ready to use supplementary food as well as various measuring devices that would determine if a child is suffering from malnutrition
Members of the private sector and the government need to invest in nutrition to secure a better future for the next generation
The issue of hunger and malnutrition is real but it can still be solved in this lifetime
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The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172
From a stunting rate of 16 Malabon has reduced it by half at 8 in 3 years
We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial
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Around 41 – 10 5 million people – are undernourished says a group of UN agencies and NGOs
A panel of experts and advocates will discuss hunger and malnutrition in the PH Tune in on Wednesday March 15 at 4 pm to find out what you can do to help
These children in Nigeria Somalia South Sudan and Yemen could die from severe malnutrition this year
At a forum hosted by the United for Healthier Kids U4HK last January 18 experts gathered to discuss how citizens can do their part in fighting malnutrition
P20 day is allocated to feed young children in schools and day care centers
UNICEF Philippines says Mimaropa covering the provinces of Mindoro Marinduque Romblon and Palawan posted the highest rate of wasting or acute malnutrition in the country in 2015
At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen because of malnutrition and preventable diseases such as diarrhea and respiratory infections
The annual competition seeks to encourage and engage members of the media to continue raising the public’s awareness regarding the reality of hunger and malnutrition’s impact on Filipino children and their families
Hunger and malnutrition among children can be solved in this lifetime. know more about the pressing issue and see how you can help find a solution
Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools
Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country
A research specialist from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute says that out of the 42 036 barangays in the country about 78 have at least one undernourished child
Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40 which is also the average for countries in sub Saharan Africa
The study also notes that 20 of kids under 5 years old die due to poor health services
Save the Children aims to raise P1 million for its malnutrition treatment program by encouraging 1 000 Facebook users to donate P1 000 each
An 18 year old mother tries her best to keep her 1 year old malnourished baby alive
In the Philippines fisherfolk remain the poorest basic sector next to farmers Can you guess the 3rd poorest group? It’s children
Region 7 is able to slightly reduce its malnutrition rate but overall the country fails to reach its goal of reducing malnutrition by half in 20 years
The Philippines ranks 10th in the world with the biggest number of children with stunted growth What s being done about it?
To correct malnutrition practices the incoming Duterte administration will need not only to continue this program but also to complement it with other programs