Mere toilet building will not fix sanitation issues: Study

Questioning the "health effect" of government's toilet construction drive to end practice of open defecation in the country, a new study has suggested that the approach should not only meet "international coverage targets" but must aim at improving public health in general.

UNICEF calls for action to avert child malnutrition in South Sudan

UNICEF Saturday called for more efforts to help thousands of children suffering from acute malnutrition in South Sudan.

BJP slams Congress `falsehood` on child malnutrition issue

BJP hit out at Congress for allegedly indulging in "falsehood" over CAG`s opinion about the child malnutrition rate in Gujarat.

42 percent Indian kids under five are underweight

A total of 42 percent children under five years of age in India are underweight. While in urban areas 32.7 percent were underweight, in rural India the corresponding figure was 45.6 percent, parliament was informed.

42 percent Indian kids under five are underweight

A total of 42 percent children under five years of age in India are underweight. While in urban areas 32.7 percent were underweight, in rural India the corresponding figure was 45.6 percent, parliament was informed.

Pakistan suffering famine-like child malnutrition

The United Nations says that southern Pakistan is suffering child malnutrition rates similar to those seen in African famines following last year`s
massive floods.