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Jan 18, 2020
In India's Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres, holistic care for mother and child combats malnutritionThe 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.
Jan 16, 2020
In India, how the crippling reality of severe malnutrition stems from religion and caste-based politicsWith 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.
Jan 14, 2020
How women shoulder the efficient running of Anganwadis — a system riddled with issues of pay, low moraleAnganwadis, 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.
Jul 03, 2019
India witnessed four-fold increase in child rapes between 1994 and 2016, claims reportTitled 'Child Rights in India - An Unfinished Agenda', the report talks about a number of issues including, malnutrition, crime against children and education.
Feb 06, 2018
Indian babies being born heavier than ever; a sign of improving healthcare, more awareness among mothersIndian babies are being born heavier than ever, a sign of better-educated, richer and more aware mothers and better healthcare.
Nov 17, 2017
Bill Gates meets Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, agrees to help state tackle encephalitis, child malnutritionA 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
Jul 10, 2015
UPA-nomics: High growth plus high inflation equals worse child malnutritionThe UPA's main boast has been that it provided high growth and a reduction in poverty. But the high inflation it left behind also increased child malnutrition. The moral: you can't ignore inflation when it comes to addressing the needs of poor
Oct 01, 2013
One out of every eight people in the world is malnourished: UNOne 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.
Aug 16, 2013
Fifty percent of Jharkhand kids suffer from poor eyesightMore than 54 percent of the around 52 lakh children in Jharkhand suffer from malnourishment and a large number of them have eye-related ailments like cataract, according to data made available by the state government.
Jun 10, 2013
Two out of three people in Haiti don't get foodThe hardship of hunger abounds amid the stone homes and teepee-like huts in the mountains along Haiti's southern coast.