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Better nutrition to combat stunting

Stunting, a little-reported, recognised or understood human tragedy, blights the lives of some 165 million children worldwide.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 5:02am

UN wants a children's commission in Hong Kong

Stories of malnourished children in Hong Kong range from the sad to the tragic.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

Initiative aims to redress global food imbalance

Obesity and malnutrition may be at opposite ends of the nutrition spectrum, but they're both pressing problems in today's world.

About one billion people in the world are hungry, while roughly an equal number suffer from obesity, diabetes, and other health-related issues of overconsumption.

13 Nov 2012 - 9:40am

Malnutrition problem a heavier burden in rural areas

The physical development of children under six years old and their access to proper nutrition have greatly improved in the past 20 years, but the situation remains worrying for those living in rural areas, a government study has found.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Simple, effective ways to save children's lives

When the United Nations declares a famine, the world, rightly, snaps to attention. But after the immediate crisis recedes from public attention, the primary cause of the tragedy remains. Those now suffering from famine in Somalia have already suffered greatly from hunger and malnutrition.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A tale of two Asias

A serious health threat is hanging over Asia, putting hundreds of millions of lives at risk. It's not swine flu, nor dengue fever, nor any other infectious disease. It's much deadlier than epidemics of those but it gets much less attention because its effects are only felt in the long term.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Cherish your food

The financial crisis, coupled with rising food prices, is really hurting the poorest countries in Africa and Latin America. According to official estimates, more than a billion people are undernourished. If developed countries do not help, more people will die from starvation.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am