Health ministry starts online quiz on breastfeeding to create awareness

Ministry of health has arranged a unique online quiz on breastfeeding. Ten selected winners will be felicitated on the Twitter and Facebook accounts of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as well be given a winner certificate from the Secretary of the Union Health Ministry, Anupriya Patel

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Breastfeeding is a cornerstone for child survival and health especially during early life because it provides essential irreplaceable nutrition for a child’s growth and development.

It serves as a child’s first immunisation – providing protection from common childhood illnesses, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia, few of the leading causes of under-five mortality in our country.

Breast milk promotes sensory and cognitive development and is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers.

On the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week, which was celebrated from August 1-7, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is making special efforts to address the nutritional needs of mothers and infants during the ‘first 1,000 days’ of life starting from conception up to two years of age.

Promoting and supporting exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, and continued breastfeeding until age 2 or beyond is of crucial importance to achieve this goal.

Terms and conditions of the game:

  • Participant is to make sure that his/her MyGov profile is accurate and updated since MoHFW would be using this for further communication.
  • This includes details such as name, photo and phone number.
  • Entries with incomplete profiles would not be considered.
  • The last date for submission is midnight of 24th August, 2018.
  • This is a timed quiz with 5 questions to be answered in 30 seconds.
  • These questions will be randomly picked from the question bank.
  • Winners will be adjudged on the basis of maximum number of correct answers.