Grow Great is a campaign with a mission to halve stunting in South Africa by 2030. Stunting is a largely preventable condition where young children are excessively short for their age and do not reach their full growth potential due to chronic nutritional deprivation, repeated infections and poor psychosocial stimulation. Stunting is associated with lifelong cognitive defects, educational and employment challenges, increased risk of chronic diseases in adulthood and cycles of intergenerational poverty.

The Grow Great Campaign was launched in 2018 in response to South Africa’s persistently high levels of stunting. Our vision is a future where no child is denied the opportunity to reach their full potential as a result of stunting and poor early childhood development in the first 1000 days of life. We aim to mobilise the whole of South African society to support early childhood development and end stunting by mobilising stakeholders through data-driven advocacy, inspire the public through strategic mass media and communications, support parents through free mom and baby classes and empower practitioners through the Grow Great Champions community health worker programme.  

Grow Great is seeking six (6) able candidates to form part of the study team that will capture client folders from the campaign’s Grow Great Champions programme. The captured data will assist Grow Great to determine the impact of the GGC programme on maternal and child health and wellbeing. Click HERE for more information.