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  • Women rallies spread awareness about malnutrition across the country

    Women rallies spread awareness about malnutrition across the country

    The ‘Kuposhan Se Azadi’ or 'freedom from malnutrition' rallies are a part of Iconic Week celebrations by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Campaign.

    March 12, 2022
  • 4mn Afghan children face malnutrition in 2022: UN delegation

    4mn Afghan children face malnutrition in 2022: UN delegation

    The delegation made the visit to Afghanistan after many Afghan citizens complained about the unfair distribution of aid provided by the UN agencies, TOLOnews reported.

    February 27, 2022
  • Artificial nutrition

    Artificial nutrition

    All hybrids and GM crops need high quantities of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Given the contamination of heavy metals like cadmium, chromium, lead, arsenic and such others present in chemical fertilizers, this becomes a serious problem. Crops produced with such chemicals are not only heavily contaminated with pesticide residue and heavy metals, thereby losing the potential benefits of the artificial nutrition addition, they also damage the soil

    February 17, 2022
  • UNICEF appeals for $7 mn to tackle acute malnutrition in Somalia

    UNICEF appeals for $7 mn to tackle acute malnutrition in Somalia

    "The numbers we are seeing this year are quite high and unless urgent measures are taken, thousands of children are at risk of dying," the UNICEF Representative Angela Kearney said in a statement issued in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

    February 16, 2022
  • Bankura to gear up Operation Pushti as malnutrition stalks kids

    Bankura to gear up Operation Pushti as malnutrition stalks kids

    “We have identified 1,627 such children, out of which 10 per cent can be suffering from severe and acute malnutrition. The reason can be the closure of ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) Centres since March 2020 and reduced employment and cash-flow to parents.”

    September 10, 2021
  • Addressing gaps in Under-5 child nutrition in India

    Addressing gaps in Under-5 child nutrition in India

    Malnutrition is known to affect the cognitive development and future earning potential of children. To ensure reduction in chronic child undernutrition (stunting) and prevent adverse impact on growth and lifelong development of a child.

    July 5, 2021
  • Stunted children

    Stunted children

    Malnutrition has an irreversible effect on health and human development. The first Golden 1000 Days of a child’s life are a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan is established.

    May 16, 2021
  • Nutritional insecurity

    Nutritional insecurity

    The link between nutrition and economics has been analyzed by economists since a long time. The notion that poverty causes malnutrition dates back at least to Adam Smith and income is still the main explanatory variable in most contemporary attempts to explain poor nutrition.

    March 11, 2021
  • Endemic deprivation

    Endemic deprivation

    The malnutrition paradox is that there are some countries that have become economic powerhouses with persistently high numbers of malnourished children, while other countries with low levels of national income have shown an appreciable progress in combating malnutrition by investing in cost-effective, proven interventions that ensure children's access to proper nutrition.

    July 17, 2020
  • UNICEF endorses uttapam, sprouted dal parantha as dishes for healthy diet

    UNICEF endorses uttapam, sprouted dal parantha as dishes for healthy diet

    The UNICEF book has been based on the findings of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey 2016-18 which found that 35 per cent of children under five are stunted, 17 per cent are wasted and 33 per cent are underweight.

    November 17, 2019
  • Heat, humidity, malnutrition behind Muzaffarpur children’s deaths: IMA

    Heat, humidity, malnutrition behind Muzaffarpur children’s deaths: IMA

    The IMA said that however high atmospheric temperature, humidity and malnutrition appear to play a role in the causation of this encephalopathy.

    June 25, 2019
  • Chronic hunger

    Chronic hunger

    Nutrition is both a maker and a marker of development. Improved nutrition is the platform for progress in health, education, employment, empowerment of women and the reduction of poverty and inequality, and can lay the foundation for peaceful, secure and stable societies. ~ Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations One of the most complicated …

    November 15, 2018
  • A painful signal

    A painful signal

    Social sector benefits, notably rice at Rs 2 a kg and 100 days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS, have scarcely been able to address the grinding privation in the Junglemahal belt that straddles West Bengal’s Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and the newly-created Jhargram districts. Whether or not this failure on the food front …

    August 18, 2018
  • The neglected child

    The neglected child

    We are guilty of many mistakes, but our worst crime is to ab­an­don children. We thus neglect the fountain of life. Many of the things that we need can wait; the child cannot not least because his bones, his blood, and his senses are in the formative stage of development. The recent signal on the …

    December 30, 2017
  • 39% children in Gujarat victim of malnutrition: Rahul Gandhi

    39% children in Gujarat victim of malnutrition: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said 39 per cent children in Gujarat were malnourished and sought to know if this was the “wonder” of the BJP government’s healthcare policy in the state. This was Gandhi’s eighth question as part of a Congress strategy wherein Gandhi would put up one question daily to Prime …

    December 6, 2017
  • ‘India’s malnutrition disease burden 12 times higher than China’

    ‘India’s malnutrition disease burden 12 times higher than China’

    Disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition in India was 12 times higher per person than in China in 2016 even as the life expectancy at birth in the country improved by over a decade, said a report on Tuesday. Titled “India State-level Disease Burden Report and Technical Paper”, the comprehensive report indicated that …

    November 14, 2017
  • Government provides Rs.12,000 crore more to fight malnutrition

    Government provides Rs.12,000 crore more to fight malnutrition

    The government has provided an additional Rs.12,000 crore to fight malnutrition over the next three years in the country after revising cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in Anganwadis and in the scheme for adolescent girls, an official said. “The government has effected a quantum increase of about 33 per cent in cost norms, which …

    September 22, 2017