UKRI GCRF action against stunting
Alleviating child undernutrition, globally
What we do
We’re conducting vital research to address the intractable global challenge of child stunting. We'll work directly with communities across India, Indonesia and Senegal who are facing this burden.
Applying a holistic, Whole Child Approach, we’re developing child-focused interventions to prevent, improve and even reverse some key features of this global issue.
Over 150 million children worldwide, under the age of five, are stunted, meaning their growth and development are impaired. Children who are stunted experience diminished cognitive and psychological development, reduced productive capacity and poor health, and an increased risk of degenerative diseases.
In many communities, stunting is an intergenerational problem. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 25% of children are stunted before birth. It’s a staggering global problem that needs an urgent collective response.
Where we work
We work across India, Indonesia and Senegal.