Prioritising child nutrition is crucial to achieving health and development outcomes in the Pacific.
That is according to the UN Children's fund, UNICEF.
Countries in the Pacific region suffer a triple burden of malnutrition; stunting, micronutrient deficiency and obesity.
Stunting is the most prevalent and Solomon Islands has some of the highest rates in the region with one out of every three children under the age of 5 affected.
I spoke with UNICEF's maternal and child health specialist in Solomon Islands, Ibrahim Dadari, about the work they are doing to help Solomon Islands health ministry address child malnutrition in the country and why it matters.