Imagine opening your daily newspaper and reading a story about a young child whose body and brain has been damaged forever because he or she didn't get the right nutrition to develop properly. I'm sure you would be outraged. But this is the reality for some 170 million stunted children around the world, according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).
News that a 14-year-old Pakistani girl was gunned down by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school has sparked a wave of protests and condemnation across the world. As she fights for her life in hospital, Malala Yousafzai is being adopted as every child's sister and every parent's daughter.