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Study: Social Discrimination key factor in Stunting

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 body height is less than the accepted range at a given age. Study highlights that, ..

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Global Report on Food Crises

The Global Report on Food Crises is produced by the Global Network against Food crises which also includes the World Food Programme.  This is the fifth edition of the Global Report on Food Crises and it makes some grim reading. The number of people facing acute food insecurity and requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods ..

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Aahaar Kranti: Mission launched by Health Minister

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan recently launched “Mission Aahaar Kranti”. The mission aims to spread the message of the importance of nutritionally balanced diet. It will also promote the importance of accessibility to local fruits and vegetables. About the mission The Mission is designed to address the major problem ..

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Jharkhand’s SAAMAR Campaign- Highlights

The Jharkhand government has launched the “SAAMAR Campaign” which stands for “Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anaemia Reduction” campaign recently. The campaign was launched to tackle the malnutrition in Jharkhand. Highlights The SAAMAR campaign was started with the aim of identifying the anaemic women and malnourished children. The campaign converges several departments to ..

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WHO releases Global Nutrition Report, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the World Health Organization released Global Nutrition Report, 2020. Highlights According to the report, India is one among the 88 countries that are to miss global nutrition targets set for the year 2025. India also has highest rates of domestic inequalities, especially in malnutrition. Along with Nigeria and Indonesia, India was ..

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