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Stunting in children

STUNTING IN CHILDREN Stunting (low length- or height-for-age) in young chil- dren is a consequence of multiple factors that are often linked to poverty – including nutrition, health, sanitation and environment. Sahel no data < 20% Stunting can lead to developmental problems and is often impossible to correct - but it can be prevented. 20% - 29% 30% - 39% > 40% Country estimates of stunting in children aged 0-5 years 32 B GROWING UP EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL LIFE VICIOUS CYCLE A young child who does not get enough food and nutrients cannot grow properly. This condition is called 'stunting! Stunting can already start in the womb of a malnourished mother. As a result, stunted children have developmental problems. Their potential fewer professional opportunities later in life and earn less, perpetuating poverty in their families. Stunted children often have irreversible Low income, lack of healthcare and reduced access to proper nutrition will continue to impact the health of their children. is limited and they often do less well in school if they have access to education. unicefO For more information check out the following article: Source: WHO 2010

Stunting in children

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