India ranks 94th among 107 countries in Global Hunger Index; 14% population estimated to be undernourished
Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan too are in the ''serious'' category but ranked higher than India in this year's hunger index.
While Odisha was being considerably ranked low in many indices at the national level, the most important feature of the state government during the current time has been the dynamic and evolving governance structure
National Nutrition Month 2020: Identifying children with acute malnutrition, ensuring balanced diet key to better health
The first two years of a child’s life are particularly important, as optimal nutrition during this period lowers morbidity and mortality, reduces the risk of chronic diseases and fosters better development overall.
Amid poor reach of govt schemes, upscaling health and nutrition for underprivileged critical to absorb post-COVID-19 shock
Community health workforce like the ASHAs and Anganwadi workers, who are gatekeepers for all essential health and nutrition services during and post COVID-19 pandemic have to become resilient and equipped with adequate protective gear and necessary training.
National Nutrition Month 2020: PM Modi urges use of nutrition report cards for school kids; here's why all Indians need them
Studies have shown that while 80 to 90 percent Indians suffer from Vitamin D deficiency, 50 to 60 percent are affected by anaemia
Are we raking up the intensity of climate change, antimicrobial resistance and future pandemics with the way we're tackling food insecurity, malnutrition, and economic growth?
Endangered Species: India's tribal regions, lacking in basic healthcare facilities, reel under menace of malnutrition
The second part of the docuseries Endangered Species, titled First Citizens, travels across the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, which have some of the largest tribal populations in the country. They lack basic healthcare facilities and support systems for good hygiene and health education
Endangered Species: How malnutrition has plagued some of Assam's most vulnerable districts and communities
The first part of the docuseries, Endangered Species explores the issue of malnutrition in the tea garden labour population, one of the most marginalised communities in the country; the prevalence of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM); lack of health workers and unequal distribution of services in some of the worst-hit parts of Assam especially the Muslim majority districts and the Bodoland territory.
Hemant Soren govt says no hunger deaths in Jharkhand; activists question claim, say lack of accountability will hurt marginalised
In the past, Hemant Soren has repeatedly criticised the former BJP government’s “stoic silence” over hunger deaths in Jharkhand.
Pakistan takes a step towards ensuring safe drinking water. Here's why this is an important development
Dirty water causes a host of diseases such as dysentery, polio, typhoid, cholera and chronic diarrhoea to name a few.
Childhood is a tender age for the body to set its patterns and working mechanism, including dietary habits.
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.
Malnutrition in India: Community-led action is ensuring infants, children win the fight against acute malnutrition
A feasible model of community-led CMAM practises for kids can be an excellent weapon in the fight against acute malnutrition.
Climate change poses a lifelong risk to children world over alongside air pollution, extreme weather
A kid born today has an average life expectancy of 71, which brings them to see 2090, when a 4-degrees-C world is expected.
The face of malnutrition today is complex. More children are surviving birth and early childhood but most are not thriving.
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
Indian children are being diagnosed with adult diseases such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease and pre-diabetic.
The theme of this year’s World Food Day is “Our Actions Are Our Future, Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.”
Over the last three decades, another form of child malnutrition has spread across the world: excess weight.