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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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WB project to reduce malnutrition among IDPs in Sri Lanka
Jun 28, 2013 According to a World Bank report, the project is making satisfactory progress in reducing malnutrition among the internally displaced people in the island country.
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South Asia home to one half of the world's underweight children
Jul 06, 2012 The developing world has less than five per cent chance of meeting United Nations' target of halving the proportion of children who suffer from hunger by 2015, according to a study conducted by the School of Public Health at Imperial College, London. The analysis further reveals that though the nutritional status in South Asian countries has improved significantly, one half of the world's underweight children still live in South Asia, mostly in India.
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'One-third of the world’s hungry live in India'
Jul 18, 2012 Despite India going through a phase of tremendous economic growth, 46 per cent of Indian children are still malnourished. As per estimates, 1 in 3 of the world’s hungry today live in India. According to a survey by IFPRI Global Hunger Index, India was ranked 67th out of 88 countries in 2008.
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Nutrition for better literacy
Nov 15, 2012 IIT Madras partners with Smile Foundation and kicks off a campaign against Child Labour through better nutrition on Children’s Day
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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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Red alert on Odisha's anaemic teens
Feb 27, 2012 The state government departments in India's eastern coastal state are distributing medicines and raising awareness among teenaged girls, to break the cycle of anaemia and malnutrition in the country.
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Strategy for child survival
Jul 07, 2009 Vikas Samvaad’s publication Moribund ICDS: A study on the ICDS and Child Survival Issues in Madhya Pradesh throws light on the dismal scenario of early childhood care and development in western India. The report suggests comprehensive measures to improve the health of children under six.
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Empower women to tackle hunger, malnutrition: UN expert
Mar 05, 2013 The UN expert also called for women to be relieved of the burdens of care responsibilities in the home through the provision of adequate public services.
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'Existing health plans barely tackle malnutrition'
Feb 09, 2010 Despite impressive policies and schemes, India has not made much progress in reducing child mortality, writes Shireen Vakil Miller, Director of Advocacy , Save the Children. The anomaly between impressive economic growth and the appalling rates of child mortality is not peculiar to Bihar in eastern India, she argues.
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Exploring the state of global adolescents
Feb 28, 2011 The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity launched by UNICEF, examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage.
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WHO launches web portal to combat malnutrition
Aug 11, 2011 A new web based information system eLENA by the World Health Oganisation will provide standardised guidelines to governments and healthcare workers to tackle all forms of malnutrition worldwide.
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Half of under-five children in Bangladesh malnourished
Apr 01, 2009 The United Nations has said that Bangladesh is battling "a silent emergency" with nearly half of the impoverished country's children under age 5 suffering from chronic malnutrition. The world body has called for urgent action and suggested expansion of government’s welfare policies.
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Malnutrition threatens children's lives in Pakistan
Apr 07, 2009 In Pakistan’s Sindh province, child mortality rate is alarmingly high and is, in fact, worse than the national average. Children in this region have little immunity to diseases like diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections and TB due to malnutrition.
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Malnutrition rampant among Bangladeshi children
Apr 14, 2009 A new survey jointly conducted by World Food Programme, UNICEF and Institute of Public Health and Nutrition has revealed that two million children in Bangladesh are suffering from acute malnutrition. The situation is being described as one of the most severe in South Asia.
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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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