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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

child malnutrition


Evidence-based nutritional interventions can have long-term positive impacts on mothers and children's health

March 31, 2021 6:32 pm

Simple interventions like vitamin A, deworming and multiple micronutrient supplementation can improve nutritional outcomes in children.

Why early child development needs urgent focus

January 31, 2021 6:52 pm

A rights-based approach, centred on marginalised communities, is imperative for the purpose.

If improvement is norm, it is important to be alert to patterns of stagnation in child nutrition indicators

January 02, 2021 8:58 am

Jean Dreze writes: Surjit Bhalla picks on data, but fails to debunk evidence of alarming trends in child nutrition.

ExplainSpeaking: Economics behind India’s rising child malnutrition

December 21, 2020 1:13 pm

The latest National Family Health Survey data shows that in several parts of India, children born between 2014 and 2019 are more malnourished than the previous generation

May our children forgive us

December 20, 2020 3:51 pm

Demonetisation, the slowdown of the economy over 8 quarters, the pandemic, the loss of jobs, homes and livelihoods, the migration of millions and the recession have greatly impacted the nutritional status of our children.

New evidence on child nutrition calls for radical expansion of child development services

December 17, 2020 8:50 am

If India’s overwhelming goal is to become a $5 trillion economy within a few years, there is no reason to pay attention to children. But if it is development in the full sense of the term, then child development is paramount.

Hunger alarm

December 15, 2020 8:47 am

NFHS data on child malnourishment presents sobering picture. Government must go back to drawing board, plug holes.

Malnutrition in kids worsens in key states 2015-19

December 14, 2020 5:56 pm

This is one of the startling revelations in the first-phase data of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-20 — released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on December 12 — and marks a shift since the last NFHS in 2015-16.

Women and child ministry steps up efforts to address malnutrition across Maharashtra

September 14, 2020 10:37 pm

I A Kundan, secretary, Women and Child Development Department, told The Indian Express, “We will be reaching out to all children and training caregivers on how to use the Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) – a paper band/tape to measure the degree of malnutrition in children.”

Children and the pandemic

June 18, 2020 8:06 pm

Disruption in health services, suspension of mid-day meals, use of ASHA workers for COVID-related activities could aggravate India’s malnutrition problem.