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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.