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India ranks 77 on sustainability index and 131 on Flourishing Index

On February 20, 2020, WHO, Lancet and UNICEF together released a report titled “A Future for the World’s Children”. According to the report, a new Global index has been included in comparing performance of child nutrition, education and sustainability. According to the report, India ranked 131 in flourishing index and 77 on sustainability index. Highlights ..

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UNICEF: The State of World’s Children Report

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund-UNICEF provides emergency and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that were devastated by world war II. The organization releases “The State of the World’s Children Report” annually. The report stated that despite of 40% drop in stunting of children in poor countries between 1990 and 2015, 149 million ..

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Analysis of the India s Food and Nutrition Security

The analysis of India s food and nutrition security prepared by the UN World Food Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation makes the following observations: Child stunting which is a measure of chronic malnutrition has reduced at a rate of about 1% per year in India over the last decade. ..

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Malnutrition in India

Malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges for India. Time and again various national and international surveys underline the quantum of the challenge before India. Some of the important facts about malnutrition in India are listed below: UNICEF report notes that nearly one in three people in India have at least one form of malnutrition ..

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UNICEF Head lauds Poshan Abhiyaan

Unicef Representative in India Yasmin Ali Haque has made the following observations about the Poshan Abhiyaan: Poshan Abhiyaan which focuses on reducing stunting, under-nutrition and anaemia in women and adolescents through direct cash transfers is a massive step towards eradicating malnutrition. Poshan Abhiyaan has got global recognition for its effort to eradicate malnutrition. Cash transfers under the ..

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