In a recent article in the Guardian[1], a study has proven that stunting can be reversed. An organisation, Young Lives, has been studying 12,000 children who were undernourished in their early years since 2002 in Peru, Vietnam, Ethiopia and India, measuring all aspects of their physical, cognitive and social development. Their results show that 50%

Five-year-old Olwethu and three-year-old Anathi are brother and sister who have come from a broken and abusive home. Their father was never around and their mom, a drug user and alcoholic, never paid attention to them. The children were neglected and lacked the comfort of a safe secure home. Their plight got the attention of

Martyn Foot, JAM SA Operations Manager, airs his concerns about the children not attending Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in South Africa. Of growing concern is the large number of children 0-5 years of age who are not attending Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in our informal settlements. These vulnerable children are largely from the