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Ajit one year and seven month malnourished child is given supplement at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Kolaras block, district Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh. Despite being rich in natural resources like diamonds, Madhya Pradesh is more infamous for

Ajit one year and seven month malnourished child is given supplement at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Kolaras block, district Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh. Despite being rich in natural resources like diamonds, Madhya Pradesh is more infamous for

Ajit one year and seven month malnourished child is given supplement at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Kolaras block, district Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh. Despite being rich in natural resources like diamonds, Madhya Pradesh is more infamous for its poverty. It is home to around 50 million people who defecate in the open air without latrines (around 70% of its 72 million people). These people consequently do not have adequate hygiene, without soap and enough water to wash their hands after defecating. About 5% of the global total of open defecators can be found in this one Indian state alone. Madhya Pradesh is also home to some of the most undernourished children in India with 50% of under threeÕs suffering from stunting (chronic malnutrition), an indicator of long-term persistent nutrition deprivation that lead to poor physical growth and brain development in children with tragic implications for child survival, growth and development. UNICEF India/ 2013/Manpreet Romana…
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Posted by unicefindia on 2017-05-19 10:49:36

Tagged: , India , malnutrition , medical care and rehabilitation , nutritional supplement

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