Norms to fight malnutrition released

Bilateral pitting oedema is swelling in both legs characterised by an indentation, or ‘pit’ that remains when pressure is applied to the swollen area.

published on : 11th October 2023

Nigerian delegation in Odisha to study rice fortification ecosystem

The delegation will visit rice fortification sites to understand the process, machinery used, quality control measures and safety standards.

published on : 27th September 2023

Malnutrition whiff in death of two kids in Nagada area of Jajpur’s Sukinda block

A former sarpanch on condition of anonymity said the symptoms of Thakura and Mita were similar to that of the children who died due to malnutrition in 2016.

published on : 28th August 2023

About 500 children have died from hunger in Sudan since fighting erupted in April, charity says

Sudan was plunged into chaos after monthslong tensions between the military and a rival paramilitary force exploded into open fighting on April 15.

published on : 22nd August 2023

Over 38 per cent of Gujarat's population remains 'undernourished': NITI Aayog report

Nearly half of the rural population is deprived of nutrition, according to the government think-tank’s National Multidimensional Poverty Index.

published on : 17th August 2023

5 kids die of malnutrition in Kutch, but govt says only 2

State spends around Rs 1,000 crore on children’s welfare annually

published on : 27th July 2023

Five kids in Gujarat's Kutch district died of malnutrition in a single week

Gujarat woman and child development minister informed the state assembly this March that 1,25,707 children are malnourished in 30 districts of state as on December 21, 2022.

published on : 26th July 2023

Put the kibosh on child malnutrition fast

The Global Hunger Index 2022, based on cases of stunting, wasting and deaths among Indian children, placed the country at a poor 107th rank among 121 countries.

published on : 7th July 2023

Over 2,447 newborns,156 maternal deaths in Gujarat hospitals last three months 

The Health and Family Welfare Department of Gujarat implemented a mHealth Programme called TeCHO+ (Technology for Community Health Operations), which revealed disturbing statistics. 

published on : 3rd July 2023

The big egg question: Amid tight budget, Karnataka govt school kids to get egg only once a week

The humble egg had run into resistance when introduced as part of the midday meal scheme, and now, budget constraints have limited it to one a week  

published on : 26th June 2023

Andhra Pradesh's H&N intervention project witnesses drop in malnutrition among villagers

The project was started in November 2018 in 50 villages and in 2021, additional 79 were added in the list.

published on : 25th June 2023

One lakh girls in 11-14 age group brought back to schools: Government sources

The drop in the number of girls in the age group of 11-14 years shows that many fake beneficiaries and wrong entries have been removed, officials added.

published on : 12th June 2023
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