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Stunting and anemia rates in children between the age of 0-24 months (0-2 years) have been two of the most persistent public health problems facing the Egyptian society and government. Based on the researchers' analysis of the problem, current policies, and on the opportunities Egypt has, this policy paper targets the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and recommends reformulating a specific nutrition policy to tackle stunting and anemia as well providing awareness and education about the appropriate IYCF and to give high priority to strengthening the health provision of the required micronutrients in family care units (FCU), as well as creating supportive and enabling environments for the caregivers to follow the appropriate practices.


stunting, Egypt, public policy, public health


The Public Policy Hub was estabished in 2017 by Laila El Baradei (PI), Shahjahan Bhuiyan (Co-PI), and Mohamed Kadry (Program Manager)

Faculty Advisor

Nasser, Nesreen

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The Public Policy HUB, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, AUC

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Policy Brief 10_En.pdf (952 kB)
Policy Brief 10: Tackling Stunting and Anemia