Child malnutrition a huge regional challenge: study

VNE – June 19, 2022 | 02:30 pm GMT+7

A large-scale study has highlighted the “triple burden” of child malnutrition in Southeast Asia – coexistence of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity.

SEANUTS II emphasise an urgent need to improve food security and food products that meet the children’s needs. Photo by FCV
The SEANUTS II study has emphasized an urgent need to improve food security and nutrition among children in Southeast Asia. Photo by FCV

These three burdens often coexist in the same country and can even occur in the same family.

The study of nearly 14,000 children aged six months to 12 years in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand was conducted between 2019 and 2021. The children were from urban and rural schools, community health centers and sub-district administrative organizations in the four countries.

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Blue or white, no respite: labor shortage dogs firms

VNE – By Phuong Anh   June 28, 2022 | 07:47 am GMT+7

Blue or white, no respite: labor shortage dogs firms

A recruiter (with mask) interacts with students at a job fair held at the Hanoi University of Industry, June 4, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Duong Tam

Companies in Vietnam continue to face difficulties in recruiting both white and blue collar workers to fuel their post-Covid recovery operations.

“Every meeting, my boss asks me which position has been filled,” Vu Yen Phuong, Human Resources & General Affairs (HR&GA) leader of IT company Infoplus told VnExpress.

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Slow water: can we tame urban floods by going with the flow?

As we face increased flooding, China’s sponge cities are taking a new course. But can they steer the country away from concrete megadams?

Written by Erica Gies, read by Andrew McGregor and produced by Tony Onuchukwu. The executive producers were Max Sanderson and Isabelle Roughol.

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WEIHUI, CHINA - JULY 26: Aerial view of rescue team using inflatable rafts evacuate residents from flooded area after heavy downpour, on July 26, 2021 in Weihui, Xinjiang City, Henan Province of China.
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