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World Bank president leads charge against stunting

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5361 (Published 04 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5361
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. The BMJ

A girl is weighed as part of a nutrition clinic in Chad. At 51.9% the country has one of the highest rates of child stunting in the world

Rebecca Blackwell/AP/PA

The doctor in charge of the World Bank has spoken out against governments that fail to act on malnutrition and to make progress on eradicating the “humanitarian disaster” of stunting.

Nearly a quarter (159 million) of the world’s 667 million children aged under 5 …

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