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Stunting: causes, consequences, trends and treatments

This video describes stunting, which is the most common form of malnutrition worldwide. Learn about what can be done to prevent malnutrition.

The WHO defines stunting as a failure to reach one’s linear (height) growth potential. Stunting is the most common form of malnutrition globally, affecting a quarter of all children under the age of 5 years, mainly in low-and middle-income countries. In this step, Dr Marko Kerac explains the significance of stunting and how we can address the problem.

Stunting has serious repercussions throughout the lifecycle. While you’re watching the video, try to think about the negative consequences of stunting in the short-term. How can these affect someone in the long-term and later life?

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