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Philippines: Nutrition crisis hinders children’s performance in schools

An estimated seven million youngsters throughout the Philippines endure from severe malnutrition.

This drawback is basically pushed by insufficient entry to nutritious food, lack of nutrition schooling, in addition to poor health and sanitation companies.

It additionally severely hinders children’s focus and performance at college.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan studies from the capital Manila.

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18 Comments

  1. Leopold

    May 11, 2017 at 6:57 am

    too many fuking kids.

  2. ZeLucid

    May 11, 2017 at 7:19 am

    1:46 If only I can be as brave…

  3. spyro matt

    May 11, 2017 at 8:14 am

    true, due to poverty and low income wage

  4. sumie kays

    May 11, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I thought its was only africa

  5. Jerry Man

    May 11, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Feel bad for eating my sandwich while watching this video.

  6. aziatiklover

    May 11, 2017 at 9:31 am

    The only thing I don't get for those poor/third world countries is why have so many kids when you know you are poor AF?

  7. Joy Joy

    May 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Please try not to judge these people with 1st world values. Their world is completely different. Lack of education and access to fresh, affordable healthy foods is a widespread problem.

  8. Rauli Kumpulainen

    May 11, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Mother is fat and kids are starving

  9. agauravluca luca

    May 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I have no problem with news, but the lack of divéristy in terms of how al jazeera portrays the philippines is shameful, killings – slums – abu sayyaf – poverty is the only source of news that they want to report,
    The philippines is beautiful country and they need to report about the good things about this country aswell, its always negative

  10. Adolf Hitler

    May 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

    USE fuking condom u idiot ape

  11. durian icecream

    May 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    this is the Result of 30 years Crooked policy of the Catholic Church!

  12. krnpowr

    May 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    The video said 40% of children in the Philippines are stunted due to malnutrition. That's a higher rate than in North Korea. How sad.

  13. Ali - RARER - Abdoul-Magid Abdourahman

    May 11, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Shalom comment intrusion : Maybe it's Time the Government invest in "Cantine scolaire" for the children to be well Feed & prep to achieve their schooling home work. Even if the salary are raise the inflation rate will still be a frontier to buy the daily essential need it nutrition for a poor – middle class family(ies) to sustain them self – Same with sanitary but they have to Choose Food or "Ménage" Yahla hope we never see hunger strike the future (children)  of any Nation.

  14. Garan Romia

    May 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Stop having kids if you cant afford them

  15. cygnusx555

    May 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    100 million people in this country. they need to implement birth control but the Catholic Church does a deservice.

  16. iliot khraPof Rothkid

    May 11, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    but but they look asian, wait what ? philippines is the weirdest of countries..

  17. SAGING

    May 11, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    haha nice one aljazeera.
    how much did you get from the Liberal Party for this report?
    This is just another propaganda by the Liberal Party, thanks to aljazeera, to make people think that the Duterte government is too focused on its war on drugs. That it does not care about the hungry Filipinos.

  18. Z3N17H1U5

    May 12, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    dont have kids you cant feed

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