Diseases of Poverty in India----An Effort to Reduce It

Diseases of Poverty in India—-An Effort to Reduce It

Poverty related conditions are diseases that are more prevalent in low-income populations. They include infectious diseases, diseases associated with Malnutrition and Poor Health Standards.  Poverty is one of the significant Social Determinant of Health. According to a report, diseases of poverty account for 48% [High Poverty Rate] which are preventable with existing interventions. Disorders of poverty are often […]

Impact of Misfortune on Early Childhood Growth & Development

Impact of Misfortune on Early Childhood Growth & Development in Rural India

Adversity Issues  India is a middle-income country with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In spite of the improvements in its economy, it has a high child mortality rate, with significant differences in child mortality both between and within different states. Poverty, malnutrition and poor sanitation are substantial problems for many Indians and […]

India is Strengthening its Maternal Health

India is Strengthening its Maternal Health Governance to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

India is stepping up to strengthen its maternal health through comprehensive national programs that address “Health and Social inequities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.    Prevailing Issues—  Under-Nourishment continues to adversely affect the majority of women and her children in India. An undernourished mother unavoidably gives birth to a low birth weight baby. Due to […]

India is Strengthening its Maternal Health Governance to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

India is Strengthening its Maternal Health Governance to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

India is stepping up to strengthen its maternal health through comprehensive national programs that address “Health and Social inequities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. Prevailing Issues— Under-Nourishment continues to adversely affect the majority of women and her children in India. An undernourished mother unavoidably gives birth to a low birth weight baby. Due to […]

“Poor Diet Strain”-Can Weigh Down Rural Pregnant Women

“Poor Diet Strain”-Can Weigh Down Rural Pregnant Women

Poor dietary practices during pregnancy can result in increased rates of stillbirths, premature birth, low birth weight, maternal and prenatal death. Majority of pregnant women in rural India are deprived of health facilities. Only one-third of pregnant women in rural set-up eat healthy and nutritious food.  A survey–called Jaccha-Baccha (JABS), was conducted where the teams visited the Anganwadis [Rural Child […]

The Up's and Down's of India' s---'Child Nutrition Scheme.'

The Up’s and Down’s of India’ s—‘Child Nutrition Scheme.’

The Intention of the ‘Child Nutrition Policy’ is clear but achieving its goals is an enormous challenge. The policy aims to design various schemes that address malnutrition and set up a robust convergence mechanism. Access to Healthy and Nutritious Food is the backbone of human development. ‘Child Nutrition Scheme’ is a very ambitious program. Still, before we achieve what […]