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Short Changed: The human and economic cost of child undernutrition in Papua New Guinea

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Save the Children

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is facing a nutrition crisis. Alarmingly, almost one in two children in PNG have stunted growth due to chronic malnutrition. PNG has the fourth highest child stunting rate in the world – a rate that is more than double the global average and higher than some of the most impoverished countries in Africa and Asia. This report reveals, for the first time, the enormous human and economic costs of child undernutrition in PNG.

The report subscribes specific recommendations for donors and the Papua New Guinea government to scale up investments to combat child undernutrition in PNG.

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