World Bank to help tackle malnutrition in Philippines

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Manila, June 23 (SocialNews.XYZ) The World Bank on Thursday approved a $178.1-million loan to support the Philippines’ efforts in addressing malnutrition.

The Washington-based bank said it will support the delivery of nutrition and health care services at the primary care and community levels to help reduce stunting that is characterized by prolonged nutritional deficiency among infants and young children, reports Xinhua news agency.


“The persistence of high levels of childhood undernutrition in the Philippines, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, could lead to a significant increase in inequality of opportunities in the country,” said Ndiame Diop, the World Bank Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand.

He said improving the nutritional status of children is key to the Southeast Asian country’s goals of boosting human capital while strengthening the economic recovery and prospects for long-term growth.

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