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WFP, USA explore new ways of fighting malnutrition in Laos

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United States Embassy in Vientiane have jointly visited Laos's northern province of Luangnamtha on March 5- 7 in an effort to explore ways to strengthen activities designed for helping the Lao Government reduce malnutrition. WFP Country Director and Representative Eri Kudo and US Ambassador Karen B. Stewart visited areas where nutrition programmes focusing on the first 1,000 days of a child's life - the period when a well-balanced and complete diet is most essential to healthy development - are being implemented. (..) "Preventing malnutrition in Laos today will boost the progress this country can make tomorrow," said Kudo.