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Endangered Species: India's tribal regions, lacking in basic healthcare facilities, reel under menace of malnutrition
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Don't forgot your micronutrients! Hidden hunger, 'tired' kids aren't rare phenomena anymore
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Don't forgot your micronutrients! Hidden hunger, 'tired' kids aren't rare phenomena anymore

Childhood is a tender age for the body to set its patterns and working mechanism, including dietary habits.

Five health risks associated with climate change
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Five health risks associated with climate change

The WHO estimates that between 2030 and 2050, 250,000 deaths are expected to be because of climate change.

In India's Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres, holistic care for mother and child combats malnutrition
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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
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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
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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.

Children’s Day 2019: India can break the vicious cycle of malnutrition
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Children’s Day 2019: India can break the vicious cycle of malnutrition

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
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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

Every second child, below the age of five, is affected by a form of malnutrition: UNICEF
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Every second child, below the age of five, is affected by a form of malnutrition: UNICEF

Indian children are being diagnosed with adult diseases such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease and pre-diabetic.

World food day 2019: Eating healthy is as important as eating enough
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World food day 2019: Eating healthy is as important as eating enough

The theme of this year’s World Food Day is “Our Actions Are Our Future, Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.”

Third of 700 million children around the world are undernourished, overweight: UNICEF
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Third of 700 million children around the world are undernourished, overweight: UNICEF

Over the last three decades, another form of child malnutrition has spread across the world: excess weight.

68% of under-5 mortality in India still due to malnutrition: Study
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68% of under-5 mortality in India still due to malnutrition: Study

In India, the share of malnutrition in under-5 mortality continues to be high – it has only come down from 70.4% in 1990 to 68.2% in 2017.

Shoddy implementation of the mid-day meal scheme can have some serious implications on a child's health
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Shoddy implementation of the mid-day meal scheme can have some serious implications on a child's health

Deficiencies in a child's growing years can lead to stunting, low weight to height ratio or underweight issues, anaemia and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Chhattisgarh government announces campaign to make state free from malnutrition, anemia by 2022
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Chhattisgarh government announces campaign to make state free from malnutrition, anemia by 2022

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announced that a campaign to eradicate malnutrition and anemia will be launched in all districts to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

For Mawasi tribe in MP's Satna, limited access to forests results in livelihood loss and a generation forsaking tribal knowledge
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For Mawasi tribe in MP's Satna, limited access to forests results in livelihood loss and a generation forsaking tribal knowledge

Mawasi tribal villages in Madhya Pradesh's Satna face uncertain future as limitations on access to forests pushes the once self-sufficient Scheduled Tribe towards migration and scarcity of food

India witnessed four-fold increase in child rapes between 1994 and 2016, claims report
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India witnessed four-fold increase in child rapes between 1994 and 2016, claims report

Titled 'Child Rights in India - An Unfinished Agenda', the report talks about a number of issues including, malnutrition, crime against children and education.

Centre has approved pilot scheme on fortification of rice, distribution through PDS, WCD Ministry tells Rajya Sabha
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Centre has approved pilot scheme on fortification of rice, distribution through PDS, WCD Ministry tells Rajya Sabha

'Financial assistance of up to 90 percent in case of North-Eastern, Hilly and Island States has been extended,' Smriti Irani said.