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For every child’s sake, Kalpana turned resistance into widespread favour
At 29, she is aged beyond her years, but you can sense the satisfaction in her smile as villagers of Rajghat come to greet and bless her for her work. Kalpana has helped hundreds of babies in Rajghat to get a better start to their lives.

World Breastfeeding Week 2013
Young women from UP, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have been working tirelessly to support mothers in breastfeeding - providing community and facility based counselling, reaching the hard to reach populations to breastfeeding support to mothers.

Nutrition Special - Stunting in children can be defeated
Stunting is low height for age in children. In tackling child undernutrition, there has been a shift from efforts to reduce the prevalence of underweight – inadequate weight for age – to prevention of stunting.

Iron supplementation helping to end inter-generational cycle of anaemia in India
RANCHI, India, 26 August 2011 - Deepa Kumari, 14, began to feel dizzy and weak in class at the start of her menstrual cycle. Her father, who teaches math at a local private school, and mother decided to take her to a doctor when her symptoms.

Nutrition Centre Gives Mothers and Children Hope for a Healthy Future
With UNICEF’s efforts and IKEA Foundation support, the Positive Deviance programme was extended to address the problem of severe malnutrition in the state.

Supporting mothers to re-establish lactation
Shivpuri’s NRC provides support to Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) children and helps mothers who experience difficulty in breastfeeding.

Saving Lives of Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition
SHIVPURI, India, 7 January 2011 – Eleven-year-old Lakshmi used to wake up early each morning to prepare breakfast of for her family in village Rajapur in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Her parents worked as agricultural labourers and Lakshmi

Breastfeeding Rates Skyrocket For Healthier Babies In Jharkhand
KHUNTI, India 21 August 2010 – Bilkani Sangha shakes her head in amazement when she recalls how she first fed her newborn baby. Gesturing with jangling bangles, she remembers dipping a cloth into warm goat’s milk mixed with honey and jungle herbs.

ORS and Zinc Fight Potentially Life Threatening Diarrhoea in Bihar
In India, about half a million children die each year from diarrhoea and its complications. But about 88 per cent of these deaths are completely preventable if basic information and a simple treatment can be offered.

Menstrual Hygiene and Anaemia Prevention Key to Keeping Tribal Girls in School
At 29, she is aged beyond her years, but you can sense the satisfaction in her smile as villagers of Rajghat come to greet and bless her for her work. Kalpana has helped hundreds of babies in Rajghat to get a better start to their lives.

Dramatic Increase of Exclusive Breastfeeding Leads to Improved Child Survival in Assam
DIBRUGARH, India, 15 June 2010 – Anganwadi Durowpadi Bedia takes her job very seriously as a community-based health worker on the Nahortoli Tea Estate in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

Positive Deviance Helps Curb Malnutrition in West Bengal
Bharati and her children are part of a positive deviance program mobilizing community resources to tackle malnutrition in this poor village of 565 inhabitants. The idea behind positive deviance is to understand the feeding and caring patterns of families.

Nutrition Wins
Including the excluded: over 13 million children reached with life-saving vitamin A supplements in the state of Bihar, India

Child Undernutrition in India: A Gender Issue
Speech by UNICEF Country Representative Karin Hulshof as part of a panel on Undernutrition and Gender in India chaired by the The Ministry of Women and Child Development

Saving twins from the clutches of malnutrition
At 29, she is aged beyond her years, but you can sense the satisfaction in her smile as villagers of Rajghat come to greet and bless her for her work. Kalpana has helped hundreds of babies in Rajghat to get a better start to their lives.

Tackling malnutrition among excluded children
One-and-half-year old Rakesh Kumar and seven-month old Chandan are both suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM)


At 29, she is aged beyond her years, but you can sense the satisfaction in her smile as villagers of Rajghat come to greet and bless her for her work. Kalpana has helped hundreds of babies in Rajghat to get a better start to their lives.

UNICEF supports teenaged tsunami survivor to bring smiles on children’s faces
Her smile spreads an unmistakable warmth wherever she goes, and the toddlers at the Anganwadi center (day care center) simply adore her.

Home away from home, for tsunami hit children, supported by UNICEF
Nandini is all of three years old, barely able to speak, but her deep black eyes tell the sad story of having lost her mother Mrs. Anjumal, a fisher woman, to the devastating tsunami on 26 December.

Community based interventions -- Bihar, Jharkhand
The Dular strategy promotes home-based changes in parents' day-to-day care practices.

Adolescent anaemia - Gujarat
In 2000, a baseline survey conducted among more than 2,800 adolescent girls in Gujarat’s Vadodara district, showed that up to 75 per cent were anaemic.

Working with salt producers - Tamil Nadu
Although Tamil Nadu is one of the three major salt producing and exporting states in India, only about 20 per cent of its households were using adequately iodised salt in 1999.

 

 
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