Chronic malnutrition rates decrease
The 2015 Nutrition Survey carried out by TBC and health agencies revealed significant progress in reducing stunting by 5.7% and maintaining a low level of wasting at 2.0% in the refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma/Myanmar border since 2013.
Standardised nutrition surveys of children from 6 - 59 months of age are conducted biennially in all camps in coordination with CCSDPT health agencies.
Stunting can have long-term adverse effects on a child’s life, and if not addressed before 24 months of age it is almost irreversible.
Border-wide, acute malnutrition rates for children under 5 years of age remain within acceptable levels (World Health Organisation) at under 5 percent.