Join hands to end malnutrition in Gujarat: CM Patel`s I-Day appeal

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday called for public participation and teamwork to eradicate malnutrition in the state.

`Malnutrition needs to be addressed`

With thousands of children in India malnourished, policymakers should look at its seriousness and scale of the problem, a civil society organisation said Thursday.

Crib deaths back in Bengal

Crib deaths are back to haunt West Bengal with at least 12 babies dying at a hospital in Murshidabad district over the past two days, an official said Sunday.

Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in past 24 hours

Seven infants have died in past 24 hours at West Bengal`s Malda Medical College and Hospital, which witnessed frequent crib deaths in the recent past.

Anandiben Patel urges people to help govt for malnutrition-free Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today called for people`s participation in the mission to make the state malnutrition-free.

500,000 kids in Mali at risk of malnutrition: UN

Nearly 500,000 children under the age of five in Mali are at risk of acute malnutrition and 1.5 million people don`t have enough to eat, the director of UN humanitarian operations has said.

Morocco honoured for ``remarkable progress`` in fighting hunger and malnutrition

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has awarded Morocco, along with China and Chile, a prize in recognition for its "remarkable progress" in fighting hunger, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

Deaths due to malnutrition on the rise in Delhi

Death due to malnutrition has become a grim reality even in the national capital as the data from the Delhi government reports 135 children dead between 2009-2012.

Five million children in Africa`s Sahel face acute malnutrition: UN

Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa`s Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, UN humanitarian agency OCHA has said.

Sonia attacks Modi over water, malnutrition issues of Gujarat

Taking the battle to the home-turf of BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday alleged that about half the population in Gujarat lacked access to drinking water, and malnourishment among the children was high in the state.

Economic growth does not necessarily end undernutrition among kids: Lancet

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Gottingen, Germany, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, found not much association between economic growth and signs of undernutrition.

India still home to quarter of global TB cases

Despite having a strong public sector programme to contain the disease, tuberculosis still remains a cause of concern for India, which has nearly a quarter of the global burden of TB, health experts said.

UN: 5.5 million Syrian children affected by war

The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million more than half the country`s children with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children`s agency said.

Mothers in rural India with better peer network save kids from malnutrition

A new study from University of Illinois study found that mothers in rural India who participated in a program designed to educate and empower women, gained a network of peers that led to increased bargaining strength in the home, and significantly improved their children`s consumption of rice and dairy.

Over 100 dead due to malnutrition in Pakistan`s Sindh: Reports

Over 100 people, including many children, have died in Pakistan`s Sindh province due to severe malnutrition in what has been described as a famine-like situation that has alarmed the government.

Combating malnutrition on war footing: Narendra Modi

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi on Thursday said in its pursuit of bringing all-round development, the state government has undertaken efforts on "a war footing" to combat malnutrition.

Worker of closed tea garden dies for `lack of nutrition` in WB

A tea garden labourer, who was among others left without resources at the closed Red Bank tea estate at Banarhat in Jalpaiguri district has died.

Bombay HC directs Maharashtra govt to create website on malnutrition

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Maharashtra Government to create a website on malnutrition and questioned why it had not framed a policy to ensure that doctors took up posting in tribal areas including Melghat which is flooded with such cases among children.

1.5 mn Philippine typhoon children face malnutrition: UN

The United Nations has warned that 1.5 million children are at risk of malnutrition in typhoon-ravaged areas of the Philippines and called for greater efforts to provide food and water.

Maha Govt announces plan to curb malnutrition among children

Maharashtra Government has undertaken a five-pronged programme to curb malnutrition among children, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Friday.