Stunted growth

Kompas – February 22, 2012
Stunted growth

While last month’s announcement by Fitch Ratings that Indonesia’s national sovereign rating had been raised to investment level is good news for the richest top 10% of the population who benefit from the country’s economic growth rate of 6.7%, Health Ministry data shows that the percentage of children experiencing stunted growth as a result of malnutrition reached a staggering 35.6% of children below the age of 5, a total of 26.7 million children.