Vietnam has achieved significant progress in reducing undernutrition over the past several decades, but ethnic minority groups are being systematically left behind and this is limiting progress on national reductions. The Vietnam Story of Change in Nutrition study aims to understand the history, contemporary treatment, and future of nutrition in Vietnam, including policy and practice in relation to undernutrition with a focus on equity for Vietnam’s 53 ethnic minority groups. A new brief aims to highlight the main findings and give recommendations on how to tackle the remaining pockets of high malnutrition in Vietnam.
Interview with partners from IFPRI and World Food Programme sheds light on process, lessons learned, and next steps.
The authors, writing on behalf of the Standing Together for Nutrition Research group, quantify the potential scale of child mortality and malnutrition impacts under COVID-19.
Authors of a new paper discuss the possible profound, irreversible effects of undernourishment early in life.