Published: 30th August 2022
Roughly 149 million children worldwide under the age of five are stunted meaning their growth and development are impaired. Stunted children may never reach their full potential for physical and cognitive development. This highly preventable condition is seeing children, their families, communities and nations suffering both immediate and long-term consequences.
Last year in our inaugural awareness day, we defined the key priorities in the battle against stunting and brought together a global panel of changemakers to commit to promoting research and interventions to reduce stunting by 2025.
Building on this success, the second consecutive Action Against Stunting Day will explore how to advance a just transition to sustainable food systems and food security through appropriate policies, investments, and support.
The second Action Against Stunting Day will take place on 8 September 2022 both in-person and online, from 11:00am – 13:00pm UK time in the John Snow Room at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT (LSHTM).
We will once again bring together key changemakers in the field of nutrition on our panel. Following the event will include a photo exhibition of our work in India by Liz Hingley, and refreshments for all attendees at the school, a great opportunity for networking.
This event is free for all to attend.
You can find out more information including how to join virtually on our dedicated website: https://actionagainststuntingday.org/about-the-aas-day-2022/