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April 26, 2011
According to statistics of the Ministry of Health, only 18 percent of newborn babies in the country are fed solely on breast milk alone for the first six months.
April 5, 2011
Shanjida, a housewife at the city’s Rampura area, used to feed her one-year-and-three-month-old baby boy semolina made with formula milk.
March 22, 2011
The World Health Organization is calling for action to fight all forms of malnutrition, including under-nutrition and obesity, which affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
March 1, 2011
Hanoi is hosting an international conference seeking the ratification of Convention no. 183 concerning the rights of working pregnant and nursing women.
February 22, 2011
One week before the first match of the Cricket World Cup, co-hosted by Bangladesh, GAIN – the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition – called on Bangladeshi leaders to put nutrition higher on their agenda.
February 15, 2011
Millions of children throughout Southeast and South Asia are not getting the nutrition they need for proper physical and mental development during childhood or to maximize their productivity as adults, according to UNICEF.
February 1, 2011
A community-based health intervention has yielded spectacular results in cutting maternal as well as new born deaths in urban slums.
January 24, 2011
The UN World Food Program and the UN Children's Fund have agreed to work together to reduce levels of child stunting in Southern and Eastern Africa and accelerate progress toward achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
January 24, 2011
A conference was held in Hanoi on January 20 by the Vietnam National Institution of Nutrition and the Ministry of Health to review the 2010 activities on health and nutrition and their further implementation in 2011.
January 20, 2011
The government has extended maternity leave to six months from four months, a move that will let mothers spend more time breastfeeding the infants.