March 31, 2021 6:32 pm
Simple interventions like vitamin A, deworming and multiple micronutrient supplementation can improve nutritional outcomes in children.
January 31, 2021 6:52 pm
A rights-based approach, centred on marginalised communities, is imperative for the purpose.
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.
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
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.
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.
December 15, 2020 8:47 am
NFHS data on child malnourishment presents sobering picture. Government must go back to drawing board, plug holes.
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.
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.”
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.