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India's children need a better deal -V Ramani

Unfortunately, there is no mention of the policy framework and systemic changes needed to break the vicious cycle of child under-nutrition. First, therefore, we need to recognise that the seeds of child malnutrition are sown in the womb. Given the moribund state of health systems in many states, especially in northern India, little attention is paid to the condition of the pregnant woman. NFHS-4 data reveals that the big three problem states &ndash

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Muddled nutrition in Delhi ends up in PIL

nal security nor is it possible to address complaints regarding violation of entitlements. The law bestows on the commission several crucial functions to deal with the prevention and management of child malnutrition. It is supposed to identify households eligible for foodgrains at subsidised prices. It is expected to make sure that nutritional support reaches pregnant women, lactating mothers and children between the ages of six and 14. The PIL,

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Why Mumbai, India's most productive city, is losing the battle against child malnutrition -Swagata Yadavar

-IndiaSpend/ Hindustan Times Mumbai’s high malnutrition figures are despite the fact that 83% of government and aided schools in Mumbai city and 95.1% in its suburbs have a midday meal programme. Mumbai’s Colaba is well known for its art deco buildings, the Gateway of India, swish pubs and restaurants, and the pleasant promenade of Marine Drive. It houses the state assembly, Vidhan Bhavan, and the state secretariat, Mantralaya. However, this high-profile ward recorded the

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Rajasthan signs MoU to battle child malnutrition

-The Hindu Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has signed a memorandum of understanding with three funding agencies to improve the nutritional status of children in 50 blocks of 20 districts. The new MoU was signed by the National Health Mission’s (NHM) State unit and the State Women and Child Development Department with the Tata Trust, Action Contre La Faim (Action Against Hunger) of France and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) on Saturday. State Medical and Health

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Prevalence of wasting among children is rising, shows NFHS-4 data

nge, 8 June, 2015, please click here to access  Doubts Over Maharashtra's Nutritional Progress?, News alert from Inclusive Media for Change, 26 January, 2015, please click here to access child malnutrition Declining, Though Not Fast Enough, News alert from Inclusive Media for Change, 21 November, 2014, please click here to access   Trends of undernutrition in children under 5 years of age, Inclusive Media for Change, May, 20

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Delhi And Other Indian Cities Have child malnutrition Levels Akin To Sub-Saharan Africa -Rukmini S Bhopal, Patna and Lucknow are in particularly bad shape. Some of India's major cities have worse rates of child malnutrition than rural India, an analysis of data from the National Family Health Survey shows. The data shows that over a quarter of children under the age of five are stunted (low height for age) in all of India's major state capitals, except in Kochi and Hyderabad. Bhopal has higher rates of child stunting t

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Nine in every 10 children do not get adequate diet in Jharkhand, Bihar: NFHS data

very mechanism for services pertaining to malnutrition Elaborating the retrogressive impact caused by poor nutritional status of children, Mohua Chatterjee, Programme Head, CRY (East) said, “child malnutrition is an irreversible phenomenon in the lives of children. It transcends through the phase of adolescent and adult life. Overall, only a few of women in areas served by an Anganwadi centre receive food supplementation when they were pregna

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India slips in human development index

1.6%, 2014). India’s public health expenditure was even lower, at 1.4% of the GDP. However, it did make some gains between 1990 and 2015, improving life expectancy by 10.4 years in this period. child malnutrition also declined by 10 percentage points from 2015, and there was a modest gain in infant and under-five mortality rates. The report praised India’s reservation policy, observing that even though it “has not remedied caste-b

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Determinants of child malnutrition in Tribal Areas of Madhya Pradesh -Rajesh Mishra

terminants of malnutrition and child death. Despite certain infant and young child-feeding practices like colostrum feeding and early initiation of breastfeeding, the study finds that a high level of child malnutrition exists due to short period of breastfeeding, delayed initiation of supplementary nutrition, and poor activities under the Integrated Child Development Services. Moreover, the conversion of normal children to malnourished category and ma

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Budget 2017 Disappoints, Maternity Benefit Programme Underfunded, Excludes Those Who Need It The Most -Dipa Sinha

n India. Based on the data from the Rapid Survey on Children (2013), only 65 per cent of children are exclusively breastfed up to six months of age. Infant and child mortality rates are high as well. child malnutrition in India continues to be amongst the highest in the world (38% children under five are stunted). Provision of maternity entitlements is one of the many interventions that are needed to improving maternal child health and nutrition. T

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