Agriculture / Health / Papua New Guinea / Women & Girls

The Guardian: Child malnutrition crisis in PNG

Papua New Guinea has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world, with studies indicating that one in two children is chronically stunted, a condition from which they can never recover. The reasons are complex. It’s rarely a question of hunger, rather a lack of critical nutrients in the first 1000 days of life, from development in the womb through to the second birthday. This is my story on the issue published by The Guardian UK, online and in print.