What is Malnutrition and why is it important to make a stand against it? Malnutrition is—Lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or being unable to use the food that one eats. Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children. […]
The development of a child depends on a range of mutually interacting factors including genetic, individual (e.g., temperament and personality), biological (e.g., health and nutritional status), environmental (e.g., stimulation, quality of mother–child interaction), and cultural (access to education) influences. Millions of children under 5 years of age in low and middle-income countries are failing to […]
If infant mortality rates in rural areas were reduced to those in urban areas, about 80,000 fewer children would die each year. India contributes to one-fifth of the global burden of absolute maternal and infant deaths. What is Infant and Maternal Mortality? Maternal health is closely linked to newborn survival, as vulnerabilities to illness can […]
When Dr Sai tours the States, coast to coast to create new Ekam Chapters and meet and greet the others, it’s the young ones of the Ekam family that are the most excited. Our EYA.
Ekam youth Ambassadors – EYA are our precious assets and our inspiration.
Starting to ‘serve’ without expectations, ‘do’ without transactional agenda and ‘give ‘ from the heart – at a very young age is the beauty of our EYA movement. An exemplary model of volunteerism in action.
These kids give time for their local neighbourhood needs. They raise funds for the lesser privileged. They even adopt and support villages in India – the homeland of their parents. And when they go to university, they start Ekam Clubs.
As a family, they learn about situations and places way beyond what they know in their cushioned environments. They take up kindness challenges. And journal their service hours to inspire each other.
Their best rewards, they say, are when people like Dr Sai come by and inspire them to do more.
Here is an expression of their love for her and her work.
In a country where around 196 million people and young children remain undernourished, the issue of food wastage is a grave one. But there is hope in the form of a few startups and organizations that are working towards ensuring a ‘no-food-waste’ future for the country. “Food waste or food loss is –food that is discarded or lost uneaten”. […]
What is Maternal Mortality Rate– Maternal death occur’s during pregnancy or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management. What causes majority of maternal deaths? While motherhood is often a positive and fulfilling experience, for many […]
The lives of millions of children are in jeopardy. We have a choice to “Either invest in the most excluded children now or risk a more divided and unfair world”. So, what do the above terms mean— it means, the right kind of education about one’s nutrition and health, are surely the source of a […]
One of the most powerful relationships in global health and development is between a mother’s education and her child’s chances of survival. “The more educated a mother, the less likely her child is to die. … Behind every preventable child death is a disempowered mother!!! So, Understanding the connections between a mother’s health and that […]
Every child, like you and me deserves an opportunity to live a comfortable and healthy life with all the basic amenities. Children are the future of our country and it becomes the responsibility of the respective countries and their people to help them explore their lives. The right to a happy and safe environment with […]
Addressing quality of care will be fundamental in reducing maternal and newborn mortality. For mothers and newborns, the period around childbirth is the most critical for saving the maximum number of lives and preventing stillbirths. In this context, WHO has elaborated a global vision where ‘every pregnant woman and newborn receives quality care throughout pregnancy, childbirth […]