The project aims to promote a paradigm shift in how Rwandans think about stunting, ensuring it is no longer a silent killer, depriving children of their right to grow and prosper, said Miriam Schneidman, Lead Health Specialist and Task Team Leader, the World Bank Group.
Stunting is a social injustice that hides in plain sight.
No###1###5 members), number of pregnancy (>4 times), child mortality in last 6 months, the absence of breastfeeding and no history of child vaccination were significant risk factors for nutritional stunting (Table-2).
A similar study conducted in 2003 among pre-school children used Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards for stunting, wasting and underweight categories, though these standards are designed for US population.
The project will target the nutritionally most vulnerable populations: pregnant and lactating women (PLW) to improve their nutritional status and to reduce the risk of low-birthweight babies; children aged 0 to 59 months-especially the first 1,000 days of life, when stunting and its associated pathologies are most preventable, and the following period when programs can influence healthier future eating habits.
Poor water and sanitation is detrimental to the development of people, and is a major underlying determinantof stunting in children,' said Francisca Ayodeji Akala, one of the Task Team Leaders of the project.
He added that Pakistani women and children suffer from some of the highest rates of malnutrition with a national nutritional stunting prevalence among children under five of 44%.
At 44 percent, Pakistan's under five stunting rates are much higher than the global rate.
Undernutrition" refers to a physical state and is measured using (among other things) anthropometric indices such as stunting (height-for-age) and underweight (weight-forage) (World Health Organization (WHO) 2010).
We first describe the development and fitting of a model for estimating the prevalence of stunting.
The report, citing government data, said that after 25 years of steady improvement, the prevalence of stunting among Filipino children under 5 years old increased to 33 percent in 2015 from 30 percent in 2013.
The report said that of the estimated 49,000 students who had to repeat a grade level in school, 15 percent repeated as a result of under-5 stunting.
The outcome targets for Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition is to reduce levels of child stunting
and wasting (thinness for height).
We know that poverty creates the conditions leading to stunting
in children, but stunting
keeps children in poverty for their entire lives.
In just a year, Philippines has lost almost 3 percent of its GDP in terms of education and productivity costs due to stunting