Local food helping to keep mothers and babies healthy in Timor-Leste

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The mothers came with their babies in their arms. Pregnant women, fathers and small children gathered at the Beobe Health Post in Viqueque on January 16th to learn how to address malnutrition — one of the biggest challenges this small nation currently faces.

Timor-Leste has the highest levels of malnutrition in Asia, and pregnant women and nursing mothers are especially vulnerable.

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