Analysis: As Laos prospers, child malnutrition persists

Analysis: As Laos prospers, child malnutrition persists

Village food security depends on the rice harvest. Women picks rice seedlings to re-plant in Mokchong Khmu village, in northern Luang Prabang province.

In rural areas of Laos, village food security often depends on the rice harvest. Mokchong Khmu village, northern Luang Prabang province (Photo courtesy of Martin Abbiati/Photographer)

LUANG PRABANG, 29 August 2013 (IRIN) – Economic growth in Laos is propelling the country towards achieving middle income status by 2020, yet chronic malnutrition among children under five years old remains a pervasive challenge.

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