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Mothers, kid compete to swallow boiled eggs in Odisha

-The Hindu Angul Pusti Adhikar Abhiyan, a community level forum organized this ‘egg relay competition’ to promote intake of nutritious food. BHUBANESWAR: When there is a lot of taboo around consumption of egg and chicken products among women in remote Odisha villages, mothers competing with their kids in swallowing boiled eggs in Angul district is surely an unusual sight. But Angul Pusti Adhikar Abhiyan (APAA), a community level forum promoting intake of nutritious...

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Data on AES related deaths in Bihar during May-June this year is fraught with confusion

In the month of June this year, encephalitis related deaths in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district grabbed the headlines. Actually, most of the children, who were admitted or died at Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), hailed from East Champaran, Vaishali, Sitamarhi and Samastipur apart from Muzaffarpur. Unfortunately, till recently official data on the number of cases and deaths related to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) was unavailable...

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New research shows positive association between adolescent pregnancy & Under-nutrition among children

Adolescence is a period when physical and neuro-maturational changes take place in the body of a young girl. Although it is illegal marrying a girl under the age of 18 years as per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006, adolescent girls in our country are compelled to marry and attain pregnancy that adversely affects well-being and outcomes of both mothers and their children. Latest available data shows that societal...

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21% Indian children are under-weight: Global Hunger Index -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu They have extremely low weight for their height; the only country with a higher prevalence of child wasting is war-torn South Sudan. New Delhi: At least one in five Indian children under the age of five are wasted, which means they have extremely low weight for their height, reflecting acute Under-nutrition, according to the Global Hunger Index 2018. The only country with a higher prevalence of child wasting is the...

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No child left behind -Vinita Bali

-The Hindu To get good nutrition to all Indians, we need delivery models that are collaborative across domains The urgency to address poor nutrition in India, especially among children, adolescent girls and women is compelling, and re-confirmed in virtually every survey — from NFHS-4 in 2015-16 (the latest available information), to the Global Nutrition Report 2016 and the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017, which ranks India at 100 out of 119 countries,...

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