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Malnutrition

Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a common diseases found in Indian children.Proper nutrition is a powerful good: people who are well nourished are more likely to be healthy, productive and able to learn. Good nutrition benefits families, their communities and the world as a whole.

Malnutrition is, by the same logic, devastating. It plays a part in more than a third of all child deaths in developing countries. It blunts the intellect, saps the productivity of everyone it touches and perpetuates poverty.

Although fewer children are undernourished than in the 1990s, 1 in 4, or 143 million under-five children in the developing world are still underweight and only 38 per cent of children under six months are exclusively breastfed . While significant progress has been made in relation to vitamin A supplementation and salt iodization, micronutrient deficiencies remain significant public health problems in many countries. It is essential to address under nutrition if there is any hope of achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Proper nutrition helps give every child the best start in life. Help And Care Society has worked from its founding on nutrition programming aimed at fulfilling every child’s right to adequate nutrition.Help And Care Society is committed to scaling up and sustaining coverage of its current high-impact nutrition interventions in the programme areas of: (1) Infant and Young Child Feeding; (2) Micronutrients; (3) Nutrition Security in Emergencies; and (4) Nutrition and HIV/AIDS.Help And Care Society is committed to a life-cycle approach, to using partnerships and to creating and enhancing integrated interventions to maximize effectiveness, such as combining vitamin A supplementation with other accelerated child survival interventionsthrough Child Health Events.

 

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