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YANGON - Myanmar on Thursday joined a United Nations programme to improve nutrition in a country where one-third of children under five have stunted growth. 

"Myanmar has the third-highest malnutrition rate across South-East Asia after Cambodia and East Timor," said Bertrand Bainvel, United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) representative in Yangon.

Myanmar's official entry into the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, launched by the UN in 2010, brought ministries and UN agencies together in Naypyitaw, the capital, for a three-day meeting.

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