A review of the nutrition situation in Viet Nam 2009-2010
The objective of this review is to provide policy makers and various organizations, a set of data about the nutritional status of children in Vietnam.Malnutrition is the outcome of different underlying factors like food insecurity, inadequate health and care, which in their turn are determined by basic factors like education and poverty. This document summarizes selected indices of nutritional status received from the nutrition surveillance network and some other sources between 2009-2010. The report focuses on the nutritional status of children under five years of age and their mothers, especially on the prevalence malnutrition among the preshool population and the data on micronutrient deficiencies. It also includes data on some of the underlying and basic factors, like food consumption and poverty.