Childhood stunting thus carries its burden down a vicious intergenerational cycle. Stunting indicates that there has been
South Asia is home to almost 40 per cent of the world's stunted children. A lack of vital nutrients in their younger years
How chronic malnourishment damages the bodies and brains of 1 in 4 children worldwide.
Stunting rates of children are falling in every region except for Africa.
Without rapid action, the outlook is bleak. The World Bank estimates that the impacts of climate change -- such as more frequent natural disasters, droughts, floods, and food price spikes -- could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.
A farmer and a pregnant mother, Dek Huon plants seedlings by hand as temperatures rise to 100 degrees in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
How did protein fall off the international development map? From about 1950 to the mid-1970s, there was great concern that
At five years old, Eric's tiny body already tells a story of poverty and lost opportunity. He is six inches shorter than he should be for his age. Because he is stunted, experts say his chances of growing up healthy, learning at full potential and getting a job have been greatly diminished.
We had a fantastic panel with representatives from 1000 Days, No Kid Hungry, and the Bread for the World Institute, who discussed the topic from both a national and international standpoint, and the crucial steps we need to take to address it.
Chronic malnutrition, a prime factor for stunted growth, has been a problem in Tanzania for at least the past four decades, roughly coinciding with the sharp decline of the country's GDP.