West and Central Asia


In 1997, a survey revealed that 36 per cent of children (over 200,000 girls and boys) were stunted. In 2006, the national survey of stunting revealed that the rate had dropped by half to 18 per cent in just nine years. By 2014, the rate had fallen to 13 per cent, and approximately 95,000 Kyrgyz children were stunted compared to a high of more than 200,000 two decades prior.