Vietnam moves up in country rankings for providing safe, healthy childhood

Vietnam has climbed one place to 95th in the Global Childhood Report's ranking of 176 countries in providing safe, healthy childhood

According to the London-based NGO Save The Children, the report it released this week ranks countries based on eight factors including malnutrition, child labor, being out of school and teen pregnancy. The report said Vietnam has used additional resources from social investment and economic growth to create highly effective programs benefitting children. It also pointed out that a significant reduction in stunting has helped Vietnam gain 67 points since 2000 when it only had 764. Its progress in tackling poverty has improved living conditions for many families and reduced their need to send children to work. Vietnam has invested heavily in education, ensuring high enrollment rates, with a particular emphasis on ethnic minority children and children in remote mountainous areas, the report said.

Source: VOV5