Malnourishment rising among children below 5 years of age, warns govt survey

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4 conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2015-16, 35.7% children under 5 years of age are underweight and 38.4% are stunted.

Jun 27, 2019, 20:31 PM IST

'Undernourished kids more likely to suffer from hearing loss'

Stunting, or being too short for one's age, is a chronic condition of undernourishment that often starts before birth, which is a critical time for the development of auditory function.

Feb 09, 2018, 16:57 PM IST

Jharkhand govt gears up to fight malnutrition

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has vowed to intensify fight against malnourishment and declared 2018 as "Nirog Bal Varsh".

Nov 22, 2017, 12:24 PM IST

Unicef expresses concern over malnourished Afghan children

The education situation has improved in Afghanistan since the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Nov 19, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

India home to most malnourished children in the world: Report

“About 37 percent of our under-five children are underweight, 39 percent are stunted (low height-for-age), 21 percent are wasted (low weight-for-height) and 8 percent are severely acutely malnourished,” said the study.

Nov 02, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

Why Mumbai is losing the battle against child malnutrition

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Jul 10, 2017, 13:14 PM IST

More than 93 lakh children in India victimized by severe acute malnutrition, says govt

During the year 2015-16, out of the 1,72,902 children enrolled in the NRCs, 92,760 were able to successfully recover from the above mentioned conditions.

Apr 11, 2017, 23:50 PM IST

What's the point of progress if kids are malnourished: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said Maharashtra's progress and prosperity are pointless when 50 percent of children in the state are malnourished and below the poverty line.

Feb 15, 2017, 15:55 PM IST

Nigerian baby of 2 months undergoes liver transplant in Delhi

According to the doctors, while David's birth weight was 3 kg, the disease ravaged him, leading to malnourishment and weight loss.

Oct 20, 2016, 08:49 AM IST

Global Hunger Index: India ranks 97 out of 118 countries; 15% of country's population undernourished

The report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ranked India 97 among 118 countries.

Oct 12, 2016, 10:21 AM IST

One in three people malnourished globally: IFPRI

One in every three people globally is malnourished, and the problem exists in every country, a report said.

Sep 15, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 yrs

North Korea said on Tuesday it has been hit by the worst drought in a century, compounding chronic food shortages in the reclusive country where almost one third of children under five are stunted due to malnourishment.

Jun 16, 2015, 18:33 PM IST

37,000 children no more malnourished in Chhattisgarh: WCD Minister

The Chhattisgarh government here today claimed that over 37,000 children in the state have become healthy and are no more malnourished, thanks to state's 'Nava Jatan Yojna'.

Jan 15, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

Rajasthan's BJP government in dock over alleged malnutrition deaths

The death of two children this month in the Sahariya-dominated areas of the northeastern Baran district, allegedly due to malnutrition, has kicked up a political furore in the desert state of Rajasthan. The Sahariyas are an indigenous people numbering around 125,000 and live in primitive conditions with little access to modern healthcare.

Sep 27, 2014, 12:10 PM IST

Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN

At least 37 percent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported Tuesday.

Jun 24, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

Malnourishment kills 5,000 children in India: Bhutia

Every year malnutrition kills over 5,000 children in India alone and the problem is costing billions of dollars to Asian countries, says former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia.

Feb 13, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

Karnataka has over 47,000 severely malnourished children: Govt

Karnataka has more than 47,000 severely malnourished children, according to government figures.

Aug 29, 2013, 21:28 PM IST

A third of all kids in Sunderbans are malnourished

With rampant malnutrition among children in the Sunderbans, the world`s largest mangrove forests, experts have called for a change in the health system strategy and zoomed in on the gaps in the public healthcare system.

Aug 02, 2013, 11:37 AM IST

India has 40% of world`s malnourished: Expert

India constitutes 40 percent of the world`s malnourished population and the highest rate of underweight children due to improper implementation of government policies, a global health expert has said.

Jun 30, 2013, 10:18 AM IST

One of every five Indian kids acutely malnourished: Krishna Tirath

Nearly 20 percent of children in the country suffer from acute malnutrition, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath informed the Lok sabha Friday.

Apr 26, 2013, 21:20 PM IST