YEREVAN, March 10. / ARKA /. About 15% of children in Armenia suffer from stunting because of malnutrition, according to the findings of a joint study conducted by the World Health Organization and Armenian health ministry, which were unveiled today by Armen Poghosyan, head of the Consumers' Association of Armenia, at a news conference.
"Unfortunately, this is a very high figure, which should be a concern to all of us. After all, what could be more important than the health of the younger generation?” he asked.
According to Poghosyan, a way to resolve this problem is to increase the size of allowances for childbirth, as well as soften some taxes for families.
"Of course, this will require huge efforts, but we must remember that the money will be repaid in the future as a healthy generation,” he added.
Until the end of 2013 the size of a one-time state allowance for the first and second child was 50,000 drams and 430,000 drams for the third child. From January 2014 the allowance for the third and fourth child increased to 500,000 drams. ($ 1 - 414.54 drams). -0 –