China invites international expert team to assess H7N9 virus outbreak

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A team of international experts is heading for China this weekend to investigate the deadly H7N9 outbreak in the country. The influenza virus has killed 14 people so far, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). H7N9 is a subgroup of a virus that normally circulates in birds and WHO does not know why humans are now being infected. Dianne Penn reports.

Healing after Typhoon Bopha

 

Filipino child affected by Typhoon Bopha

Typhoon Bopha or Pablo as it was locally known, ravaged the Philippines and killed over a thousand people and displaced at least 800,000. Several months after this devastating storm, the landscape is still littered with fallen coconut trees and debris, and families are still coming to terms with their losses and having to start again. The UN Children's Agency or (UNICEF) is helping to get these people back on their feet. Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports.

UNICEF report details the shocking cost of child malnutrition: stunting

Nutrition is essential for health and survival. UNICEF

Stunting, which is low height for age and the underdevelopment of the brain of a child, is linked to malnutrition says the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) in a report launched on Monday. The agency says nutrition is important during the critical 1,000-day period covering pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life.  According to UNICEF, 80 per cent of stunted children are mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe discusses the report on stunting with the agency’s Chief of Nutrition, Werner Schultink.

Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10'00"

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