Philippines: malnutrition hinders children's school performance

An estimated seven million children across the Philippines suffer from serious malnutrition. This problem is largely driven by inadequate access to nutritious food, lack of nutrition education, as well as poor health and sanitation services.

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    An estimated seven million children across the Philippines suffer from serious malnutrition.

     

    This problem is largely driven by inadequate access to nutritious food, lack of nutrition education, as well as poor health and sanitation services.

     

    It also severely hinders children's concentration and performance at school.

     

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from the capital Manila.


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