BMC has changed definition of malnourition, alleges Praja Foundation

According to RTI filed by Praja Foundtion, the BMC claimed that they were malnourished child in Mumbai in 2016-17. Praja Foundation alleged that the BMC has merely changed the definition of malnutrition

BMC has changed definition of malnourition, alleges Praja FoundationIn 2015-16, a survey conducted by the municipal school in Mumbai showed that 64,681 students were malnourished. In 2016-17, there were no malnourished children in BMC schools In 2015-16, the number of malnourished children in the municipal school was at 34%. This has come down to just 5% in 2017-18 years. Now, through an RTI […]

Global hunger increasing due to climate change, warns UN

The annual UN report found that climate variability affecting rainfall patterns and agricultural seasons, and climate extremes such as droughts and floods, are among the key drivers behind the rise in hunger, together with conflict and economic slowdowns

Global hunger increasing due to climate change, warns UNThe number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million people globally were undernourished in 2017 – about one person in every nine. And nearly 151 million under-fives – 22% of the global total – have their […]

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problem

The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2018 is ‘Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health’

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problemThe basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately national development. Nutrition is an issue of survival, health and development for current and succeeding generations. Children who are born with a low birth weight […]

‘My aim is to make India, malnutrition-free’

On the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day, PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Delhi's Red Fort. Narendra Modi also expressed his dream to make India malnutrition free. He also launched India's ambitious Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Abhiyan Scheme

‘My aim is to make India, malnutrition-free’In India, a considerable section of the population suffers from malnutrition consisting of under-nutrition, hidden hunger caused by micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. In 2015-16, according to the National Family Health Survey – IV: As much as 38.4 percent of India’s children, below the age of five, were stunted, while 35.7 percent were underweight. With over […]

Malnutrition in India persists at unacceptable levels, admits Vice President

M. Venkaiah Naidu said that a considerable section of the population in our country suffers from malnutrition consisting of undernutrition, hidden hunger caused by micronutrient deficiencies and obesity

Malnutrition in India persists at unacceptable levels, admits Vice PresidentThe Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that government, civil society, scientists and researchers must share knowledge and expertise with farmers to make agriculture sustainable and nutrition-rich. Addressing the National Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition organised by MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, in Chennai on July 29, he called on institutions like […]

Maha: Pankaja Munde admits death of 955 infants in past five months

As per the data presented by the Maharashtra government, in 2017, as many as 2161 infants lost their lives in 16 tribal districts, including Melghat in Amaravati. In Nashik, around 6663 children and in Aurangabad 3575 children were found to be severely underweight

Maha: Pankaja Munde admits death of 955 infants in past five monthsIn the past five months, from September 2017 to January 2018, as many as 955 infants, between 0 – 6 months, have lost their lives. In the year 2017, in 16 tribal districts of the state, around 2161 infant deaths in Maharashtra were recorded. Out of the total infant deaths in the past five months, […]

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminar

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India will organise a day-long seminar on technology partnerships for steering Poshan Abhiyaan on 28th June, 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminarICDS-CAS (Common Application Software) has been specially designed to strengthen the Service Delivery System as well as the mechanism for Real Time Monitoring (RTM) for nutritional outcomes. Briefing the media on the upcoming Poshan Abhiyaan TECH-THON, WCD Secretary Rakesh Srivastava said that it looks at improving the nutrition outcomes through effective monitoring, timely intervention and […]

Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kids

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study

Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kidsHigh dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a study led by University of the Punjab, Pakistan, and Queen Mary University of London. Vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ – is well known for its beneficial effects on bone and muscle health, […]

Maha: 65% of infants die after one month of birth, states RTI

A shocking Right to Information query (RTI) has revealed that from April 2017 to February 2018 – 13, 541 infants have died. Out of these 13,541 infants, 11,532 infants were examined to know the reason behind their sudden death

Maha: 65% of infants die after one month of birth, states RTITo curb the increasing infants and child mortality rates in the country, the union government has undertaken various projects and schemes. Crores of rupees have been spent annually, but, high child mortality rates remain a big challenge in front of the government. An investigation to find out the cause for these infant deaths found that: […]

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fuming

In order to curb the rising women and infant mortality rates in the country, the union government had launched ‘Sabala’ and ‘Amrit Aahar’ yojana. The aim of the scheme is to provide nutritious food for the expectant mother, lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. But, in order to be a beneficiary under these schemes. The government has made it compulsory to have an Aadhar card to gain access to the benefit schemes

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fumingHealth activists said that with the Aadhar linking mandatory, many women will not get the benefit of the government scheme. Malnutrition in the tribal and rural areas, is the biggest challenge, the government machinery facing. And to reduce the rising mother and child mortality rates is a herculean task before the state machinery. To help […]
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