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Tag: Malnutrition

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1 Million Afghan Kids May Die Unless Action Taken: Unicef

The Taliban's Ministry of Public Health has claimed that the number of children suffering from malnutrition is around 4.4. million in Afghanistan.

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People Are Dying Due To Hunger: SC Directs Centre To Formulate Scheme

At the beginning of the hearing, the bench, also comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and Hima Kohli slammed the Centre stating that it appears from the affidavit and submissions of the Centre that it is still in the process of gathering suggestions on the matter.

75 Nutri-Smart Villages To Boost Campaign Against Malnutrition
75 Nutri-Smart Villages To Boost Campaign Against Malnutrition

An intensive awareness campaigns and field activities will also be undertaken for focusing on the concept of Nutri-village, Nutri-food and Nutri-diet to achieve the goal of Malnutrition free villages.

Centre Asks Odisha, Other States To Refer Severe Malnutrition Cases To Hospitals
Centre Asks Odisha, Other States To Refer Severe Malnutrition Cases To Hospitals

New Delhi: Identifying severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children and their referral to hospitals, using AYUSH concepts and monitoring through ‘Poshan Tracker’ are among highlights of the government’s new guidelines which aim to improve nutritional status of children and women in the country. In a letter to all states and UTs, the Women and Child […]

Malnutrition Linked To Increased Risk Of Zika Birth Defects

New York: Researchers have found that a rise in cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) is linked to poor diet among the infants’ mothers. Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) refers to a collection of developmental malformations associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) congenital infection. This syndrome includes devastating conditions that have a huge impact on the rest […]

Govt introduces monitoring mechanism to check performance of schemes launched to combat malnutrition

New Delhi: A monitoring and review mechanism to check the performance of several schemes launched to combat malnutrition in children and women has been started by the government, sources said. The schemes include Poshan Abhiyaan or national nutrition mission, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana a maternity benefit programme and Anganwadi Services Scheme. Sources said the […]

Home nutrition care keeps patient out of hospital

New York: Researchers have found that implementing a nutrition care plan at home for patients at risk for malnutrition had a dramatic impact on helping keep them out of the hospital. “Our goal as a home healthcare provider is to help patients get back on their feet as quickly as possible and to keep them […]

Malnutrition menace: 19% newborn babies underweight in Odisha in 2019

Bhubaneswar: With under nutrition enormity staring at the State’s face, in a belated attempt, the Odisha Government has for the first time decided to supply millets (Ragi) via its PDS at a cheaper rate of just Re 1. Sample how grave is the enormity of child under nutrition in Odisha. As per the data exclusively […]

Only 9% Indian kids get proper nutrition: NITI Aayog

New Delhi: NITI Aayog Adviser Alok Kumar on Wednesday said only nine per cent of children in the age group 6 to 24 months receive adequate nutrition in India. “One-third of the children in India are growing up stunted and tackling malnutrition is a key challenge for India. The main reason is lack of awareness around […]

Government provides Rs 12,000 crore more to fight malnutrition

New Delhi: The government has provided an additional Rs 12,000 crore to fight malnutrition over the next three years in the country after revising cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in Anganwadis and in the scheme for adolescent girls, an official said. “The government has effected a quantum increase of about 33 per cent in […]

Focusing on eradicating malnutrition: Maneka

New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said that after the “resounding” success of the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” scheme, the Ministry is now targeting the problem of malnutrition. “After the resounding success of Modiji’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme that brought about a phenomenal change in the mindset, a similar […]

Fortified peanut butter can treat acute malnutrition: Study

London: Replacing corn-soy porridge with a lipid-based nutrient supplement — fortified peanut butter – can improve treatment of acute malnutrition, suggests new research. During a trial in Burkina Faso in West Africa, more than 1,600 small children with moderate acute malnutrition were given either lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) or corn-soy porridge for 12 weeks. The […]

Bus service launched to malnutrition-hit Nagada

Jajpur: After solar lights, water filters and visit of doctors could not improve the lives of malnourished children of Nagada area, the Jajpur district administration launched bus service today to help local residents reach other parts of the State. Jajpur collector Ranjan Kumar Das and local legislator Priti Ranjan Ghadai launched the daily bus service […]

Dark Nagada:  Infrastructural changes make no difference in absence of awareness 

Jajpur: The heartbreaking story of Kamali Pradhan, 3-year-old from upper Nagada area of the industrial town of Jajpur, says it all. At a time when the kid should revel in the bliss and beauty of childhood, burden of undernourishment haunts her making her powerless. A mouthful of watered rice, a bit of saag is all […]

Malnutrition continues to haunt Nagada

Jajpur: Even after multiple child deaths in Nagada had shocked the nation last year, malnutrition continues to haunt the village in Jajpur district with more than 10 children found suffering from undernourishment in the area again. It has been alleged that a four-month-old son of villager Brahma Pradhan lost his life to malnutrition and malaria […]

Mansi, face of Nagada malnutrition dies

Jajpur: Two-year-old Manasi whose face bore the appalling picture of abject malnutrition of Nagada in Jajpur lost her battle after succumbing to malaria. As per sources, Mansi, daughter of Dhaneswar Pradhan died of malaria while under treatment at Tisco hospital in Kaliapani. She was admitted to the hospital two days back. A wave of death […]

Naveen & Maneka discuss efforts to fight malnutrition in State

New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called upon Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the Odisha Bhavan here to talk on malnutrition scenario in the State. After the meeting Patnaik told media, “Malnutrition among pre-school children, lactating and pregnant women in the State were talked about. Besides, in an effort […]

After sattu scam, extensive malnutrition reported in Bolangir

Bolangir: Days after massive irregularities in sattu procurement were found, widespread malnutrition cases have now been causing concern in Bolangir with reports suggesting more than 23,000 children have been afflicted with the disease, District Social Welfare Office stated. From reports we have received for the month of June, 23,256 children are underweight 2096 children are […]

Now motorable road to malnutrition-hit Nagada village

Jajpur: The Odisha Food Commission chairman today lauded the Jajpur district administration for laying a motorable road to Nagada village, where about 21 children had died last year allegedly due to malnutrition. The children of the tribal-dominated village had died last year in the absence of medical facilities. The incident had hogged the headlines causing […]

Most Odisha men undernourished: AHS Report

Bhubaneswar: In a stark contrast to State government’s tall claims of facilitating the poor and underprivileged with numerous social-welfare schemes, Odisha still remains as one known for poverty, if indication in Annual Health Survey (AHS) report is anything to go by. According to the AHS, The Clinical, Anthropometric and Biochemical (CAB), survey conducted by the […]

35% Malkangiri children undernourished: AHS report

Bhubaneswar: Nagada, a remote hamlet in industrially progressive Jajpur district might have left the nation shocking after 19 children died in July this year due to malnutrition, but the health indicator in Malkangiri district is no better. According to Annual Health Survey (AHS) report, 35% children of below five years in Malkangiri district are undernourished. […]

Nagada malnutrition deaths: Central team satisfied with State’s response

Bhubaneswar: The Central fact-finding team which visited the tribal dominated Nagada village in Jajpur district on Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the initiatives taken by the State government after death of 19 infants in the village due to malnutrition. After reaching the nondescript village on the hilltop, the five-member team interacted with the residents and enquired […]

Union Health ministry team visits Nagada

Jajpur: A five-member team of the Union Health Ministry visited Nagada village in Jajpur district today to take stock of the situation there following the death of 18 children due to malnutrition in the last three months. According to sources, the team is being accompanied by the collector of Jajpur district. Upon their arrival in […]

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Union Health ministry team to visit Nagada tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: A five-member team of the Union Health Ministry will visit Nagada village in Jajpur district tomorrow to take stock of the situation there following death of 18 children due to malnutrition in the last three months. According to sources, the team is scheduled to hold discussions with the concerned authorities of the State government […]

NCPCR seeks report from Odisha on Nagada

Bhubaneswar: Even as a five-member team of Union Health Ministry is visiting Nagada village in Jajpur district, made infamous in the recent past for the death of 18 children due to malnutrition in the last three months, tomorrow, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the State government to submit a […]

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Odisha govt embarks on ‘Mission Nagada’

Bhubaneswar: After being pushed into a tight corner in two back to back incidents – first in Gumudumaha (Phulbani district) and then in Nagada (Jajpur district) – the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government on Friday announced the doubling of the entitlements under existing food security programmes for each beneficiary in the region. “The current […]

STF looking into Nagada deaths: CM

Bhubaneswar: Voicing serious concern over the malnutrition deaths in Nagada village in Jajpur district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the state government had formed a Special Task Force (STF) to look into the issue. Talking to newsmen, Patnaik said, “The task force will also see that such incidents do not recur.” Meanwhile, Agriculture […]

IAY funds of Juang tribe embezzled: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday turned the heat on the ruling BJD alleging that the State government had embezzled the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) funds meant for the Juang tribe in Nagada and nearby villages of Jajpur district, where 18 deaths of children due to malnutrition have been reported in the last […]

Arm girth more reliable indicator of malnutrition

New York: Measuring the circumference of the arm of children can lead to better diagnosis of malnutrition than weight-based measurements, says a study. Using a measuring tape to measure arm circumference is the most reliable factor in diagnosing malnutrition, said Adam Levine, emergency medicine physician at the Rhode Island Hospital in the US. Measuring tapes […]