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    A child’s height is measured on a standing measuring board, placed horizontally on the ground, at a UNICEF-funded anganwadi centre in Sullineabad Village, Bihar State in India. Anganwadis are part of the national Integrated Child Development Services programme, which provides basic health education, nutrition and related services at the village. Height measuring is part of nutrition and growth monitoring, essential to identifying malnourished children.© UNICEF/Brian Sokol http://www.unicef.org

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