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India: Nutrition key to children's well-being
May 11, 2010 More than 50% of child death in India is due to malnutrition, says a new study on nutritional challenges. Based on the recommendations, the Ministry of Women and Child Development plans for a nutritional surveillance system to identify high risk and vulnerable disticts.
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Tackling chronic malnutrition in Nepal
Jun 04, 2009 A UNDP project in Nepal’s Jumla district is being implemented to provide better health services and reduce malnutrition. As part of efforts to localise MDGs, mothers are taught about proper nutritious diet for their babies and other essential steps to ensure children’s growth.
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'Make the food basket universal, nutritious'
Jul 06, 2010 Right to food should be interpreted as right to food for nutrition, says Prof Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission. He suggested that the right be universal with special entitlements for the poor and should not be myopically interpreted with what is available in the PDS.
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India's economic growth provides no defence against malnutrition
Jul 09, 2010 In a startling revelation, only 54.16% children in India are normal, the rest being either moderately or severely malnourished. With high account of under nutrition among children and risk to diseases, India shares a burden which is twice as much as that in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Hunger in India has a gender dimension
Jul 29, 2010 Women should form the nucleus of any food security programme in India, Pamela Philipose from Women’s Feature Service strongly contends. She makes it imperative for the upcoming programmes to be implemented keeping in mind the nutritional needs of women.
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One billion wishes for world's neediest people
Dec 22, 2011 Worldwatch Institute urged the global community to support various organisations from across the world that are working to ensure food, nutrition and education for over one billion needy people on the planet.
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India giving high priority to nutrition: Minister
Aug 13, 2012 Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD), India, highlighted the initiatives taken by the country towards addressing the problem of malnutrition at the Global Nutrition Meet held at London on August 12. The meet was jointly organised by the UK and Brazil on the eve of the closing of the Olympics 2012, which was chaired by British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Mid-day meals fortify Rajasthan's kids
Feb 21, 2012 For innumerable children in India's desert city of Jodhpur in the western state of Rajsthan, the Mid Day Meal is the only wholesome meal they get on any given day.
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Local and affordable food can ensure nutritional security
Mar 28, 2012 To be able to raise the nutritional profile of India’s poor, especially of children, the country should focus on promoting local food and traditional cooking practices that are not only affordable but provide high nutritional value as well, say experts.
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Tackling hunger
Oct 13, 2009 World Food Programme’s Annual Report 2009 highlights the difficulties faced by developing countries in battling hunger. It mentions some of the best practices and innovative programmes that have contributed towards ending the cycle of hunger in many regions of the world.
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Western India sets example in tackling malnutrition
Oct 08, 2008 In the tribal belts of Maharashtra in western India, a high nutrition diet programme has significantly reduced mortality rates in the state. Provided jointly by two NGOs through the anganwadis, the meal for mother and child contains locally made mixture of millet, jaggery and milk.
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'Lack of access to food has triggered other threats'
Oct 16, 2009 Chronic under-nutrition is increasing the risk of mortality among women and children, says Ann Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF. On the occasion of World Food Day nations must invest wisely in nutrition interventions and renew their commitments to climate change and resource based conflicts, she adds.
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India needs to enlarge its food basket, say experts
Feb 12, 2009 Excessive dependence on cereals like wheat and rice has resulted in skewed dietary habits among Indians, say food experts. According to them the country needs to revive its rich agro-biodiversity to meet the challenges of food crisis and nutritional deficiency.
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Food security in India leaves much to be desired
Feb 24, 2009 India's malnutrition figures are not coming down despite a number of government programmes, says a new report released by World Food Programme. The research points out the need for a revamped public distribution system and greater public investment to address the wants of rural population.
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'Social business' fights poverty and malnutrition in Bangladesh
Jul 09, 2009 A joint venture between Grameen Bank and French dairy firm Danone gave birth to a unique business idea to provide nutritious yogurt to poor and malnourished children in rural Bangladesh. Besides offering people a healthy diet, the initiative also presents lucrative opportunities for farmers.
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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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India launches scheme to enhance nutrition among girls
Aug 17, 2010 The Government of India recently accepted a proposal to provide nutritional diet and financial aid to adolescent girls. The new scheme, SABLA, which will initially be rolled out in select 200 districts of the country, will provide take home ration for these girls.
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WFP warns of food crisis in Nepal
Sep 02, 2010 Nepal stands on the brink of a food crisis owing to chronic drought like conditions that have severely impacted overall food production. As per a World Food Programme estimate, currently around 3.6 million people are grappling with food insecurity in the country.
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Unprecedented humanitarian crisis in flood-hit Balochistan
Sep 03, 2010 The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has cited concern over the mounting crisis in the south-west region of flood hit Pakistan, which has largely been ignored in relief efforts. Nutritional activities need to be scaled up as the lives of flood-victims, including thousands of children, are under threat.
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Green spirulina cakes could offer cure from malnutrition
Jun 30, 2010 Aid agencies are banking on blue-green, protein-packed algae, Spirulina as a possible solution to malnutrition in Chad with the end of a US$1.7 million cultivation in December 2010. The spirulina has been promoted as an energy-enhancing supplement globally, also for its small environmental footprint.
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Hunger costs poor countries $450 billion annually
Sep 15, 2010 A UN Report reveals that the existing levels of global hunger are "unacceptably high". Also, poor countries lose $450 billion annually as the opportunity cost of hunger and malnutrition, a separate report from ActionAid says.
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Nutri-rich farming in West Africa
Sep 28, 2010 A nutrition forum of west African states concluded that it is imperative for agricultural practices to focus on augmenting the nutritive quality of the produce.
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US food aid should be more nutritious: Study
May 16, 2011 Food supplies under USAID could be more nutritious to have a greater impact on fighting malnutrition, reveals a new study. The review recommended that a wider range of products, offering varying quantities and types of nutrients for different programmatic contexts, be made available.
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Consumption of iodised salt increases in rural India
May 02, 2011 According to a recent survey, iodine consumption in rural India has improved by 20% thanks to increased awareness on the importance of iodine intake. Its deficiency exposes 13 million children each year in India to the risks of brain damage.
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Malnutrition crisis looming in remote Nepal
May 18, 2011 Remote western Nepal faces a malnutrition crisis owing to low indigenous food production and marginalisation by the government. International aid agencies are unable to continue relief in the region due to insufficient funding.
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Chickpea to fight child malnutrition in Pakistan
Jun 03, 2011 The World Food Programme has turned to the local chickpea to treat young children suffering from malnutrition. Served as ready-to-use, the food will be distributed in government health centres in four provinces in Pakistan.
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Rapidly urbanising Nepal in health crisis
Jul 02, 2011 The Nepal Public Health Foundation predicts death by chronic non-communicable diseases to rise to 66% in 2030. Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are on the rise in rural Nepal due to high consumption of processed foods, say experts.
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Mother's milk and tender care to secure gen-next
Feb 04, 2012 Exclusive breastfeeding is critical, and so is introduction of complementary foods at the right time for healthier and stronger children.
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Hidden malnutrition crisis can put almost half a billion children at risk: Save the Children
Feb 16, 2012 Causing more than two million child deaths per year, chronic malnutrition, or lack of proper nutrition over time, if overlooked, can put the world's 450 million children at high risk in the next 15 years, reveals a report by Save the Children. The international NGO has given a call to the G8 countries to extend food security funding for three years with greater focus on nutrition.
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UN launches campaign to support nutrition in Bangladesh
Mar 20, 2012 The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is coming up with a new programme to support undernourished women and children in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, where almost 20 per cent of children under the age of five are malnourished.
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