Indonesia steps up efforts to reduce stunting to maximise human capital

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JAKARTA – Two-year-old Rabani does not realise how lucky he is as he romps with other toddlers in the playroom at Tanoto Foundation’s centre in Gandaria Selatan village in Jakarta, Indonesia.

About a year back, he was identified as a child at risk of becoming stunted. It took a nation’s new policy and a large dose of charity to steer him away from that rocky trail, back towards a childhood that would see him grow up normal.

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