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A multi-sectoral nutrition programme for Nepal
Mar 18, 2010 Nepal has planned a multi-sectoral nutrition programme involving various ministries to tackle widespread child malnutrition in the country. A recent report by the health department and UNICEF found the lack of adequate nutrition to be more pronounced in under developed food deficit areas of the far and mid-west regions.
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Malnutrition deaths rise in India's tribal region
May 03, 2010 With the government all set to pass the Food Bill, that aims at giving monthly subsidised foodgrains to families below the poverty line, primitive tribal areas are facing food shortages and are becoming vulnerable to malnutrition related diseases. An RTI application has revealed corruption at the lowest level.
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Afghani children paying off the cost of war
May 27, 2010 Food security in Afghanistan is becoming a huge challenge with rising insecurity, displacement and poor access to health services. These problems are contributing to the malnutrition in hundreds of young children, as their parents are too scared to go out to earn money needed to feed them.
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Myanmar: Ignorance jeopardises Chin children's health
Jan 25, 2010 Poverty, low levels of literacy, and low accessibility to health services are compounded by lack of knowledge about health, hygiene and nutrition, exposing Myanmar's poorest children to deadly diseases.
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Early motherhood leads to infant malnutrition
Jan 25, 2010 Infants born to girls married before the age of 18 face a higher risk of malnutrition, according to a new research published in the British Medical Journal. With high incidence of child marriages, India has the highest number of under-five deaths in the world.
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Loch Duart to use salmon products for curing malnutrition
Jul 08, 2014 Loch Duart Ltd, independent Scottish salmon farmers, has signed a groundbreaking supply agreement with CellsUnited Ltd, a company pioneering new developments in advanced nutrition.
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India ranks below B'desh on undernourishment: FAO
Jun 03, 2015 During the last 25 years, only 21.5 million people have been able to come out of hunger in India, says the FAO Hunger Map 2015
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Food crisis hitting poorest the hardest in Nepal
May 19, 2009 At a place where people have to sweat for two days to earn enough for two kg of rice, life can only be described in terms of constant and bitter struggle for survival. Millions of people in Nepal are finding it difficult to cope with the excessively high food prices.
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Indian President launches campaign against malnutrition
Nov 20, 2012 Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, has launched a nationwide IEC campaign against malnutrition. The campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
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Malnourished children to get micronutrients
Jun 11, 2010 A first of its kind programme aimed at freeing children from the problem of malnutrition through the framework of the state’s anganwadi network has been launched by Gujarat. The micronutrient-mix food programme which got launched under Integrated Child Development Scheme targets pregnant women also.
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Pakistan to witness massive child mortality
Sep 14, 2010 Pakistan is at the threshold of witnessing a wave of child mortality owing to unavailability of ration and lack of proper treatment of malnourished children in the flood hit areas. Water borne diseases arising out of poor sanitation further threaten lives of the children.
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India's Hunger Index rank way lower than China, Pak
Oct 12, 2010 India is ranked way beneath its neighbours China and Pakistan in a recent global hunger index released by the International Food Policy Research Institute that rated countries on key indicators like child malnourishment, child mortality and calorie deficiency. The report also recommends nutrition interventions in high-priority countries and regions.
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Health crisis in conflict affected Myanmar
Oct 21, 2010 In eastern Myanmar, which comprises of around half a million IDPs, health conditions of women and children are dire amidst the ongoing conflict, a US based NGO finds out in its survey.
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North Korea: Alarming healthcare crisis
Jul 19, 2010 Healthcare in North Korea is collapsing in the wake of improper medical facilities and a dire lack of medicines, warns Amnesty International. The famine hit and shuffling economy relies mostly on foreign aid to procure food for its population leading to starvation, epidemics and malnutrition.
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Food Insecurity: Indonesia struggles with hunger
Dec 20, 2010 Indonesia’s Kiupang province is struggling with malnutrition and hunger especially among children, despite the general availability of food. This ‘hunger paradox’ is mainly attributed to unhealthy feeding practices, low levels of education and untrained health workers .
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Severe drought sparks food crisis in East Africa
Jun 29, 2011 Kenya and Somalia in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years. A severe food crisis has exacerbated malnutrition and mortality among children and displaced thousands to neighbouring countries, the UN said
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UN declares famine in drought-hit Somalia
Jul 20, 2011 The United Nations declares famine in parts of Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century. It calls for unhindered access to the affected areas to deliver humanitarian aid.
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Somali refugees abandon babies at Dadaab Camp
Aug 16, 2011 Desperate mothers are abandoning infants and small children at the world's largest refugee camp, says a charity. Left by their parents, these children are vulnerable to sexual abuse, malnutrition and disease.
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'Alarming' increase in Somali child deaths: UN
Aug 17, 2011 Ten young children are dying everyday out of disease and malnutrition in Kobe refugee camp in Ethopia, says the United Nations. Over 17,000 Somali refugees fleeing the drought have crossed into Ethopia in the last six weeks, 95% of whom are women and children.
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More than a billion people undernourished worldwide
Sep 26, 2011 This year's World Disaster Report says rising food prices, impacts of climate change and an increasing population have contributed to food shortages resulting in millions of children with stunted growth and at least a billion undernourished people.
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Gates to urge G20 nations to aid poor countries
Oct 25, 2011 In an upcoming G20 Summit in France, Bill Gates will urge the international community to meet health and agriculture aid commitments in developing countries to help fight malnutrition and hunger across the world.
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Brazil-UN to fight hunger among school children
Nov 08, 2011 A new WFP initiative will draw on Brazil's expert school meal programme to help countries in Africa and Asia tackle malnutrition in children attending schools.
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Dwindling aid to deepen North Korea's hunger crisis
Dec 23, 2011 North Koreans would die from malnutrition within months unless food aid is stepped up in the region recovering from a devastating famine, humanitarian groups warn.
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Alarm over malnutrition in Sudan states
Jan 05, 2012 UN has received reports on food insecurity and rising malnutrition in the conflict ridden Sudan states, the United Nations humanitarian chief has warned.
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India has emerged as a capital of hunger: Vandana Shiva
Jul 31, 2009 A new report released at India’s national capital revealed that the food situation in the country has worsened with increasing food prices and unregulated food distribution system, largely controlled by corporate players. About 214 million people reportedly go hungry and 57 million children remain undernourished in the country.
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Over half of 5000 kids dying daily in India are girls
Nov 23, 2012 Civil society activists raise hands to say “yes, we can” to lobby so that leaders need to walk the talk on child deaths
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Healthy feeding practices to tackle malnutrition in India
Jan 12, 2010 UNICEF’s positive deviance programme is enabling sustained behavioural change among parents in a poverty-stricken village in eastern India. The initiative encourages mothers to cook more nutritious meals and use existing solutions to improve feeding practices.
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Bangladesh: Community-based approach to eradicate acute under-five malnutrition
Dec 21, 2010 NGO Médecins Sans Frontières has initiated a pilot programme in Bangladesh to drastically reduce acute malnutrition among children under the age of five. Health promoters visit homes to identify severely malnourished children and offer cooking demonstrations emphasizing on food hygiene to mothers.
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Save the Indian 'anganwadi'
Dec 28, 2011 World’s largest community based Indian child development scheme is crumbling in the western state of Rajasthan with low enrolment of children and mothers, scarce infrastructure and non qualified staff.
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Eat, play, learn
Jan 09, 2012 Sixty-days camps for tribal children in India's western state of Rajasthan offer education, food and sanitation to impoverished kids.
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