The ‘UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub’ is an interdisciplinary team comprising researchers from 18 institutions including London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, and SOAS University of London.
Running for a five-year period from March 2019 – March 2024, the Hub aims to transform current research on child undernutrition or stunting.
The team proposes to change the focus of investigation of child undernutrition from individual components of the problem to the ‘whole child’. Through this, we aim to understand the biological, social, environmental and behavioural context in which stunting occurs.
Using this holistic approach, the Hub will undertake a range of child-focused interventions to prevent, improve and even reverse some key features of stunting and aims to reduce child stunting by up to 10% across communities in India, Indonesia and Senegal. The Hub was initiated from initiated from an interdisciplinary group supported by BBSRC at the ANH Academy Week, which took place in Nepal in 2017 and is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which is a key component in delivering the UK AID strategy.
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