Health Ministry, Partners Launch Child Stunting Campaign

July 2 , 2022


Humanitarian agencies and the Ministry of Health have launched an initiative to fight the prevalence of maternal malnutritions and child stunting. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian agency based in France, will provide part of the forecasted 30 million dollar budget for the programme. Project officers look to implement the campaign in 10 regional states, where child stunting remains a serious issue. Although Ethiopia has experienced a steady reduction in the prevalence of stunting over the past two decades, rates remained at an estimated 37pc in 2019. At least 5.8 million children under the age of five are affected, while another 1.2 million are the victims of wasting.


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