Palghar's anganwadi workers struggle to make ends meet after Amrut Aahar Yojana reimbursements continue to be delayed
Anganwadi centres, with women as its foot soldiers, are aimed at fighting child malnutrition and ensuring children's overall development
In India's Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres, holistic care for mother and child combats malnutrition
The Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has established 1,151 Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) across the country under the National Health Mission. They provide facility-based care for children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and medical complications. These NRCs offer appropriate feeding of children, careful height and weight monitoring, and counselling to mothers and caregivers on age-appropriate caring, nutrition and growth monitoring.
In India, how the crippling reality of severe malnutrition stems from religion and caste-based politics
With 9.3 million children under the age of five affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), India has the largest burden of severe malnutrition in the world. Despite the vast network of women working to bring about change, SAM continues to be a harsh socio-economic reality in the country, taking millions of children victim each year.
How women shoulder the efficient running of Anganwadis — a system riddled with issues of pay, low morale
Anganwadis, or rural childcare centres were first introduced as far back as 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services programme to combat child hunger and malnutrition. These centres provide supplementary nutrition, non-formal pre-school education, nutrition and health education and counselling, immunisation, health check-ups and referral services in conjunction with public health systems. The Anganwadi workers are the ones who make regular home visits in surrounding villages, keeping meticulous records of the health of adolescent girls, expectant mothers and children under the age of six years.
Madhya Pradesh government introduces eggs in mid-day meal to end malnutrition, BJP alleges conspiracy against Indian culture
In a bid to end malnutrition in the state, Madhya Pradesh government has decided to introduce eggs in the mid-day meal offered to children in the Anganwadis starting next month
Team of doctors cite 'administrative failure', 'state's apathy' for AES deaths among children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur
Doctors, in an independent inquiry, blamed 'administrative failure' and the 'state's apathy' towards people for the AES deaths among children in Bihar.
In Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur, ill-equipped anganwadi centres struggle to stymie malnourishment among children
Many problems plague the the workforce of anganwadi centres in Lalitpur, including the lack of training, irregular payments, lack of job standardisation, poor compensation
Primary health centres, primary schools, anganwadi centres in Jammu and Kashmir to be run by panchayats after local body elections
For the first time, primary health centres, primary schools and anganwadi centres in Jammu and Kashmir will come under the administrative control of the panchayats when elections to the local body will be completed next month, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.
Arun Jaitley boasts about 'phenomenal' success of Swachh Bharat 'people's movement', says it improved quality of life
In his Facebook blog, Arun Jaitley wrote that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan had transformed from a "people's movement" into a "women's movement".
125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address: Narendra Modi says external enemies take advantage of divided society
Speaking about the significance of self-confidence that Swami Vivekananda generated among Indian people, Narendra Modi said that today when India launched 100 satellites in one go, when the world discusses Manglayaan and Gaganyaan then it increases the self-confidence of the country
Narendra Modi interacts with ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers, underlines importance of welfare of women, children
Narendra Modi in his interaction also spoke how the ASHA, ANM and Anganwadi workers have helped bring a mind-set change besides implementing health programmes.
In Mumbai's Dharavi, an NGO trains parents to tackle malnutrition, increases awareness of best health practices
SNEHA, a local NGO, has worked across 10 beats in Dharavi for five years, and its efforts have reduced wasting among children up to three years of age by 23 percent.
Indian Navy has selected two villages in Kerala based on inputs received from the local administration and visits by naval officials
For success of India's healthcare schemes, proper training, support for anganwadi workers and other frontline staff is vital
Anganwadi workers and ASHAs form the frontline of India’s war against malnutrition, but they are often poorly trained, ill-paid and provided little support.
Nipah Virus: Death toll rises to 11 as 61-year-old dies in Kozhikode; state govt issues advisory to travellers
The death toll due to Nipah rose to 11 in Kerala, with one more person succumbing to the deadly virus here this morning. The deceased, V Moosa (61), had been battling for life for the past few days in a private hospital here and was on ventilator support.
Reliance Foundation, CEO, Jagannatha Kumar and Minister of Rural Development, Government of Maharashtra, Pankaja Munde on Thursday signed a MoU to minimise malnutrition in children
The revelation comes a day after NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar, on Sunday, had said that while Gujarat had performed very well in industrialisation, it would need to do some catching up in the health and education sectors.
Four women from Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh were charged with sedition for stopping Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's convoy.
Bill Gates meets Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, agrees to help state tackle encephalitis, child malnutrition
A delegation led by Microsoft and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Bill Gates called upon Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adiyanath at Shastri Bhavan, Lucknow to discuss numerous welfare initiatives
Anganwadi worker commits suicide in Maharashtra's Parbhani district; 54-year-old had alleged non-payment of salary
A 54-year-old 'Anganwadi' worker allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra's Parbhani district over non-payment of her salary for last few months