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Stunting is the impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation. Stunting impacts approximately 150 million children around the world. Stunting contributes to a poverty trap where short of stature adults are less able to provide for their children. Interventions to eliminate stunting focus on the first 1,000-days of life – from the time a mother learns she is pregnant until the second birthday of her child – and up to five years of age.

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As an interprofessional team including nurses, engineers, and policy wonks, GRoWES accompanies developing communities to co-own problem identification, resource mobilization and disseminating solutions.

Stunting (height-for-age two standard deviations below World Health Organization mean) is eliminated through access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food AND access to water, sanitation and hygiene.


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GRoWES leverages the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to achieve the World Health Organization’s 2025 Global Targets.

GRoWES integrates people, planet, prosperity, partnerships, and peace in a nursing-inspired model of care and intervention reducing costs, improving quality and enhancing satisfaction.


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GRoWES c/o Professor D.B. Oerther, FAAN, ANEF

Missouri University of Science and Technology

1401 North Pine Street, Rolla, MO, 65409, USA

+1.573.341.6072


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