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Harvard Kennedy School puts Malnutrition Mapping Project into curriculum

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Harvard Kennedy School puts Malnutrition Mapping Project into curriculum

Hoang Phong

Children in Bac Giang Province benefit from the Nutrilite Power of 5 project launched by Amway Global - PHOTO: COURTESY OF AMWAY

HCMC - The malnutrition mapping project, conducted by Amway in conjunction with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), has been featured in the teaching program by the Harvard Kennedy School under the Harvard University.

Dominic Schofield, president of GAIN in Canada and senior technical advisor of policy and programs, said in a statement that more than two billion people around the globe are seriously affected by nutritional deficiency, which is considered as a global dilemma.

Therefore, the successful cooperation between GAIN and Amway, a global leader in health and beauty care products, is obvious evidence, indicating that companies also can take an active part in dealing with global issues, Schofield noted.

The map shows the burden of the deficiency of nutrition, including both undernutrition and overweight in most countries around the world. From then, researches on improving the shortage of nutrition will be carried out in an effective and suitable way.

Amway has made great efforts to cope with the global issue of malnutrition by equipping families with knowledge to fight malnutrition in an active way. Through the Nutrilite Power of 5 campaign, hundreds of thousands of Amway’s business owners and staff have joined forces to help malnourished children and their families to lead a healthier life, said Jeff Terry, global director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Amway.

In Vietnam, Amway has been implementing a nutritional support program for malnourished children as part of the Nutrilite Power of 5 project launched by Amway Global. The project, under the patronage of the National Nutrition Institute under the Ministry of Health, has experienced two years of success.

So far, more than 2,000 malnourished children and those at higher risk of malnutrition in two mountainous communes in the northern province of Bac Giang have benefited from the Nutrilite Power of 5 campaign.

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