An additional 160 million kids are growing up in areas suffering severe droughts, mostly in Africa, UNICEF said in the report titled “Unless We Act Now.”
Nearly half of the infant deaths are tied to malnutrition, and 45 per cent occur during the first 28 days of life.
The elimination of MNT as a public health problem means that the annual rate is less than 1 per 1000 live births.
Project to be part of school syllabus next year.
178 villages in the district have achieved 100% open defecation free status; Sindhudurg tops the list.
CM’s statement that state has witnessed decline in malnutrition came amid claims and counter-claims over yet-to-be released UNICEF’s Rapid Survey on Children.
The Indian Express had reported on June 30 about the government’s refusal to accept the survey.
The RSOC data on immunisation of children aged between 12 -23 months has become a bone of contention between the government and UNICEF, which did the survey.
One of the five states where immunisation coverage dipped in 2012-2013 was Gujarat.
UN children’s agency said women and children have carried out three-quarters of all reported Boko Harem suicide bombings with girls blamed for nine such attacks since July.
It has designated a public health administrator as the nodal point to report any such unsolicited distribution, especially of breast milk substitutes.
The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee presented the Nadia district administration, a memento and a painting prepared by her.
This WHD, several corporate houses have decided to check the quality of food the staff eat at their firms.
In a couple of months, the training module will be made in collaboration with SCERT.
Programme aims to build a nation-wide cadre of doctor-trainers who can later disseminate the knowledge at different levels.