malnourished children

Five aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan


May 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Two Western female doctors and their three Afghan colleagues have been kidnapped in northeast Afghanistan, it was reported here Thursday.They were abducted while travelling on horseback ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama donates money to fight child malnutrition


May 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama has contributed around one million pounds (approx $1.6 million), part of the Templeton Award prize money, to an NGO ... Read more...

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Gomez supports Unicef campaign


April 20th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez has urged her fans to donate to the latest Unicef campaign to help starving children in Africa.The young star has served as ... Read more...

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‘Quarter of Delhi slum dwellers drink impure water’


March 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Around a quarter of families living in slums across the national capital are drinking contaminated water, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey was ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry: Survey (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India may be an economic success story. But a Save the Children study says around a quarter of Indian kids in the 0-6 age group ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry daily: Survey


February 15th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nearly 30 percent of Indian families have been forced to cut back on food due to rising prices, while around a quarter of kids go ... Read more...

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UNICEF appeals for $1.28 billion for 2012 humanitarian aid


January 28th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK/GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday appealed for $1.28 billion from governments to provide humanitarian assistance to children around the world in 2012.UNICEF's acting Deputy ... Read more...

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‘Childhood poverty remains a reality in India’


January 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Despite India developing as a major economy, the country's children have a bleak future due to malnutrition leading to stunted growth, high school dropout rates ... Read more...

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73 percent kids in Indore slums are malnourished: Survey


January 4th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 4 (IANS) Around 73 percent children below six years in 10 slum localities in the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh are malnourished, reveals a survey conducted by an ... Read more...

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Serving kids puffed rice is contempt of court: Congress


December 14th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress legislator Ajay singh, leader of opposition in the Madhya Pradesh assembly, has criticized the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government's decision to serve puffed rice (murmure) ... Read more...

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Government to launch nutrition campaign


November 14th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The government will soon launch a campaign to promote nutrition on the lines of the polio vaccination programme, an official said Monday."Nutrition is a major ... Read more...

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Southeast Asia to give health issues more priority


September 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Health ministers and officials from 11 southeast Asian countries Friday resolved to give higher priority to key health issues like HIV-Aids, routine immunisation and nutrition in ... Read more...

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Unicef seeks help for 1.25 mn Somalian kids


July 29th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 29 (IANS) The Unicef Friday asked people to support efforts to help around 1.25 million children in Somalia, who are in need of "life-saving interventions".In a statement issued ... Read more...

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1.33 lakh Anganwadi centres not functional: Tirath


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) More than one lakh Anganwadis, government-run child care centres that are an important tool in implementation of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), are ... Read more...

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UN seeks $4 bn aid fund


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 22 (IANS/WAM) The UN needs $4.3 billion in the next six months to carry out humanitarian work, the world body says.Valerie Amos, the UN under secretary general ... Read more...

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Drought in Horn of Africa affects 1.8mn children: UN


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 2 (IANS) Over 1.8 million children aged below five seek humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, Xinhua reported UNICEF as stating Thursday.The Horn of Africa includes ... Read more...

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Families with low salaries have malnourished children: CRY


April 28th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Malnourishment and poverty are two inter-related phenomenon hampering India's growth and a majority of families with malnourished children do not earn basic minimum wages, according ... Read more...

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Anganwadi food rates to be linked to inflation


March 10th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government will revise the rates for the supplementary nutrition programme in aganwadis in tune with the high inflation, parliament was told Thursday.Replying to supplementary ... Read more...

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WHO backs joint efforts to save lives in southeast Asia


March 9th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) As the southeast Asian region accounts for 26 percent of the world population and continues to struggle with a huge disease burden, the World Health ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh child rights panel chief’s ouster demanded


February 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 9 (IANS) The suggestion made by Madhya Pradesh's child rights panel chief to appoint a Brahmin priest to decide whether a child needs nutrition has sparked strong resentment among the ... Read more...

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Aamir Khan Campaigns Against Malnutrition In India


December 17th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
This makes the Bollywood actor the face of the Citizens' Alliance’s print and TV advertisements through which he will try to create awareness among the rural population in India regarding their ... Read more...

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Orissa villagers want village crèches to be more responsive to their needs


December 2nd, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirBolangir (Orissa), Dec.2 (ANI): Scores of villagers accompanied by their malnourished children expressed their problems at the public hearing organised by the district social welfare office in Orissa's Bolangir District ... Read more...

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Do more to combat hunger, say NGOs (Oct 16 is World Food Day)


October 15th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) On the eve of World Food Day and in the backdrop of the release of the Global Hunger Index report 2010, civil society organisations Friday said India ... Read more...

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Commonwealth is home to 64 percent malnourished kids


October 13th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Commonwealth countries, which came together for their Oct 3-14 Games here, are home to 64 percent of the world's underweight children with India toting up ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces major hunger crisis: NGO


September 19th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 19 (ANI): The world's leading independent NGO for kids - Save the Children- has warned that Pakistan faces a major hunger crisis, as the number of acutely malnourished children is ... Read more...

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Malnutrition claims lives of three tribal children in Maharashtra


August 20th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 20 (ANI): At least three tribal girls have died of malnourishment in a remote village of Maharashtra's Aurangabad District.Bhil tribals of the village complained that local doctors did not ... Read more...

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Sam Pitroda’s new mission - mitigating hunger in India


May 31st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Knowledge and telecommunication evangelist Sam Pitroda, currently advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, is on a new mission - to ... Read more...

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Saving Madhya Pradesh children with nutrition centres


April 30th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, April 30 (IANS) Kartar Adivasi, a one-year-old, weighed just 6.342 kg when he was admitted to the nutritional rehabilitation centre (NRC) at Narwar in Madhya Pradesh.Born to Banwari and ... Read more...

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Government seeks private partnership in rural development


April 12th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Monday asked the private sector to chip in with technical knowhow, skill development and infrastructure for the development of rural India. "The industry can support the ... Read more...

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New norms for appointing anganwadi workers welcomed


March 10th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) Activists working for the cause of malnourished children Wednesday welcomed the move to relax the educational qualification norms for anganwadi workers but warned the Madhya Pradesh government against ... Read more...

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30,000 kids die of diseases in Madhya Pradesh each year


March 9th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 8 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Monday admitted in the state assembly that on an average 30,000 children die of various diseases in the state every year. Replying to a question ... Read more...

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No clear evidence that zinc supplements cut middle ear infections risk


February 18th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): Consumption of zinc supplements may not necessarily cut down risk of middle ear infections or otitis media among children, a new study claims.Katherine Abba, with the International Health ... Read more...

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83 percent children in Madhya Pradesh district malnourished: survey


November 25th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Nov 25 (IANS) Deepak is losing his eyesight due to malnourishment. He is one of 23 children found malnourished in Ramgadhwa village of Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district, says ... Read more...

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`Gandhi would have wanted to share Montblanc pen with entire country’says expert


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.3 (ANI): Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of India, would have wanted to share the 23,000 dollar special edition Montblanc fountain pen that has been named in his honour and is ... Read more...

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Efforts heightened to help displaced Sri Lankans: UN


May 30th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 30 (Xinhua) The United Nations, along with dozens of partner agencies, are working to improve basic conditions in camps housing people who fled the recently-ended conflict in northern Sri ... Read more...

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