Viet Nam experienced impressive economic growth and rapid reductions in poverty over the last decade, but malnutrition persists. Nearly one-third of children under 5 in Viet Nam are stunted and only 17 percent of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.
Intensive Alive & Thrive
activities such as timely and targeted counseling will reach the parents of children 0-24 months old in 15 provinces. Through the use of mass media, A&T will reach an additional 1.5 million of the target population across all 63 provinces.
: Emphasizes the need to feed only breastmilk and no water for the first 6 months.
: Encourages mothers to exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months.
Early initiation of breastfeeding
: UNICEF, WHO, the Ministry of Health's Centre for Health Education in Viet Nam, and A&T funded this spot on early initiation during World Breastfeeding Week 2010.
: Encourages mothers to breastfeed and feed iron-rich foods every day to be healthy and intelligent.
National Institute of Nutrition
- The leading insitution reponsible for nutrition in Viet NamEnglish site
The Little Sun
- Nutrition today, health tomorrowEnglish site
Tiếng Việt - Vietnamese
— Viet Nam — with English subtitles
Produced by: Alive and Thrive - Viet Nam
Alive & Thrive Viet Nam Series