Malnutrition in children
The Joint Malnutrition Estimates (JME) report, released by UNICEF, WHO, and the World Bank, sheds light on India’s journey in combating child malnutrition. The report presents data on stunting, wasting, and obesity prevalence rates in India and globally, providing valuable ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2023
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
As per a study of July 2021 titled “The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Caste Discrimination and Stunting”, children from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Muslim families are more prone to stunting. Highlights Stunting is a condition where ..
On September 20, 2020, the Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Women and Child Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding to control malnutrition in the country. The agreement was signed as a part of Poshan Abhiyaan. Highlights According to the ..
The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu called for a well-strategized collective action on multiple fronts to ensure well-being of young children for India to take full advantage of demographic dividend. While releasing ‘The State of Young Child in India’ ..
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla recently launched “Suposhit Maa Abhiyan”, that aims to provide nutritional support to pregnant women and adolescent girls. The scheme was launched in Kota, Rajasthan which is also the Speaker’s parliamentary constituency. Union Minister of Women ..
As per WHO’s Global Nutrition Report (GNR 2018) report for 2018, India is facing a major malnutrition crisis as it holds almost a third of the world’s burden for stunting. With 46.6 million children who are stunted, India tops the ..