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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 00:59 by Seung Eun Lim

By Therese Johnson, Communications Consultant, World Vision Timor-Leste.
 
It’s a sunny Thursday morning in Baucau, Timor-Leste. Market day. On a small hill across the road from Baucau Central Market, vendors have staked their territory with plastic sheets. On top are their fruit and vegetables, carefully arranged into neat piles.
 
Immediately I’m...
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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 00:03 by Loria Kulathungam

By Melani O'Leary, Carolyn Macdonald and Bridget Aidam

Grandmothers across the globe play a far more important role than the go-to babysitter on date night. As it turns out, we've learned that grandmothers are vital to not only caring for young children but also advising and educating younger women in their communities on all aspects of family well-being. Interestingly, in the developing world, the influence of grandmothers even extends to the men in their...

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:22 by

Rio de Janeiro is getting a lot of attention this week as atheletes prepare for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games. But the Nutrition for Growth event hosted by the Government of Brazil is why I’m in Rio representing World Vision.

While we were pleased that the long-awaited Nutrition for Growth event was held in Rio on August 4th and take note of the...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 19:27 by World Vision Blogger

How do you solve malnutrition? Programmes like the Pinoy Nutrition Hub.
    •    30.3% prevalence of stunting (moderate and severe) in the Philippines (WHO)
    •    Under-Five mortality rate: 30 per 1,000 live births (WHO

World Vision is addressing child health in the Philippines. Here’s one way children are benefitting:

During my recent trip to the central part of the...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 22:26 by Lindsey Talerico

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) was 19-21 November 2014 in Rome in which senior national policymakers and leaders in agriculture, health, and other relevant ministries gather to address today’s major nutrition challenges.

World Vision’s Nutrition Policy and Partnerships Advisor for Sustainable Health, Miriam Yiannakis, was at ICN2 and shares her notes from the...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 21:07 by Lindsey Talerico

I read a post recently that explained there is enough food for everyone on the planet to live a healthy and nutritious life. It seems almost an impossible fact when there are still 842 million people hungry around the world; when 3.1 million of the world's youngest children (under age-five) are dying every year from underlying causes directly connected to not...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:42 by

It’s never easy news to deliver.

But with one-year-old Jalrotchen, there was no way to avoid it. Her mom needed to know. The girl was too small, too thin. Even though she played wide-eyed, when I wrapped the measuring tape around her arm, I knew what was going to read.

Red – the danger zone for child malnutrition. The measuring tape has been designed to assess child malnutrition. 

Jalrotchen was 14 months and only 5.3kgs, in desperate need of more...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:00 by

In Vietnam, many people are crazy about football. 

In 2003, the streets of Hanoi were crowded with a sea of people and flags, celebrating when Vietnam beat Malaysia in a semi-final football match at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which was held in the capital city. 

Riding a motorbike slowly along a road to the national stadium, my friend gave high-fives to every person standing along the road. I remember that my friend’s watch stopped working...

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