Engaging the Local Church to Tackle Stunting in Indonesia: A Case Study in Nias Island





stunting, church, education, capacity-building


A field report of engaging the local church in stunting prevention in Nias Island, Indonesia. 


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How to Cite

Zaluchu, F. (2022). Engaging the Local Church to Tackle Stunting in Indonesia: A Case Study in Nias Island. Christian Journal for Global Health, 9(2), 23–27. https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.649



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