Integrating safe water, sanitation and hygiene with nutrition to prevent stunting

Stunting in Guinea-Bissau

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UNICEF

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Over a quarter of children under the age of 5 are irreversibly physically and cognitively stunted caused by chronic malnutrition during the first 1,000 days of their life (conception up to 2 years of age). These children will underperform in school and have low levels of productivity in adult life. This is a tragedy for the children and undermines the development of the country, one of the world’s poorest. Around 69 per cent of the population live on less than US $2 per day and one-third live in extreme poverty, on US$
1.25 or less a day (World Bank, 2020).

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