Hungry and pregnant in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is the 5th country in the world with the most cases of low birthweight infants, according to a 2013 report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).

This is a consequence of poor nutrition among women before and during pregnancy.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that low birthweight babies are at more risk of health problems manifested not only during early development stages but also until adulthood.

If this trend persists, not only women and children are put in peril, but also the entire country’s future workforce.

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