All hands on deck: Halting the vicious circle of stunting in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Emmanuel Skoufias

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world with a growing number of children under the age of five who have stunted growth, meaning they are too short for their age. Although the number of children affected by stunting globally has decreased drastically since 1990, Africa is the only region that has seen an increase in the number of children stunted despite a decrease in the prevalence of stunting.