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Centre launches initiative to address malnutrition, improve sex ratio

Sep 17, 2014

Centre launches initiative to address malnutrition, improve sex ratio

The ministry has launched a multi-sectoral nutrition programme aimed at prevention and reduction of malnutrition and reduction in levels of anaemia among children and women #Sex Ratio #NewsTracker #Women #Malnutrition #children #Girl child #Maneka Gandhi #Modi government #Women and Child Development Ministry
India progressed in fighting child malnutrition, but still short of goals UN

Sep 17, 2014

India progressed in fighting child malnutrition, but still short of goals UN

India has made progress on the twin fronts of reducing hunger and child mortality but is still short of development goals, two international reports say. #World #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #Health #Malnutrition #Hunger
50% of children below age of five undernourished in Haryana

Feb 06, 2014

50% of children below age of five undernourished in Haryana

Malnutrition is widespread among children in Haryana with nearly 50 per cent below the age of five being undernourished, a health official said today. #food #Haryana #Malnutrition #children #Vitamins #nourishment #undernourishment #anaemia
World Toilet Day: In India, 600 mn people still defecate in open

Nov 19, 2013

World Toilet Day: In India, 600 mn people still defecate in open

The report that released yesterday on the eve of the first ever UN World Toilet Day, the World Bank said, access to improved sanitation can increase cognition among children. #ThatsJustWrong #India #World Bank #Health #UN #Africa #Malnutrition #developing nations #World Toilet Day #Fecal germs
One out of every eight people in the world is malnourished: UN

Oct 01, 2013

One out of every eight people in the world is malnourished: UN

One in eight people around the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, warning world leaders that some regions would fail in halving the number of hungry by 2015. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Malnutrition #Child Malnutrition

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Twist in food security debate: Study shows how GM crops improve nutrition

Jun 06, 2013

Twist in food security debate: Study shows how GM crops improve nutrition

In a study that surveyed over 500 randomly selected small-farm Indian households over seven years, researchers found that as the rate of Indian farmers adopting GM cotton grew, undernourishment in their families dropped. #HowThisWorks #India #Food security #Malnutrition #Bt Cotton #GM Crops

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Twist in food security debate: Study shows how GM crops improve nutrition

Sep 16, 2014

Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates

Disease, malnutrition and complications in labour still killing children, but new research highlights success in Rwanda More than 6 million children under five died last year, mostly from preventable causes and almost half in the first month of life,...
Twist in food security debate: Study shows how GM crops improve nutrition

Sep 04, 2014

Funds deal for Nazis' child victims

A fund for Jewish victims of Nazi crimes says it has reached an agreement with the German government for additional financial assistance for child survivors of the Holocaust. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the German fi...
Twist in food security debate: Study shows how GM crops improve nutrition

Sep 05, 2014

India's starving tea-garden workers

Jalpaiguri/Alipurduar, India - The picturesque tea gardens carpeting West Bengal's Dooars region are gradually turning into graveyards, as dozens of workers have fallen victim to starvation in recent months. More than 100 tea-garden workers have died... #India #West Bengal #UN Food and Agriculture Organisation