child health
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GENDER PARITY
Shifting the norms
GENDER PARITY : Shifting the norms

NFHS data on nutrition and gender parity show worsening trends in recent years. Unless the norms that underpin discrimination are addressed, the risk of regressing can never be overcome.

#Women's Health #Gender Violence #Women
BAL SANSADS
Children lead the change
BAL SANSADS : Children lead the change

Success in one initiative to strengthen public schooling can help reach some goals of other initiatives too. The Bal Sansad program in Uttar Pradesh shows how focusing on hygiene is improving attendance too.

#Children #Public Health #Education
ROTAVIRUS VACCINE
Defeating the deadly diarrhea
ROTAVIRUS VACCINE : Defeating the deadly diarrhea

Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child mortality in our country. Reasonably priced vaccines backed by the government are now available to help stop this malady, says Swapna Majumdar.

#Children #Health
MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN
Malnutrition - A national disgrace
MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN : Malnutrition - A national disgrace

When malnutrition among children is widespread, the government is slashing funds allocated to the mid day meal scheme that covers most of the vulnerable children. Questioning this approach of the government, E S Ramamurthy started a petition to raise the funding for mid-day meal scheme to cover minimum nutritional needs of a child.

#Food Security #Children
SPECIAL NEEDS THERAPY
A doctor who cures without a word!
SPECIAL NEEDS THERAPY : A doctor who cures without a word!

Dr Ruffles, an affectionate dog and resident ‘doctor’ at a hospital in Chennai, has helped several children with special needs to overcome their learning disabilities and resolve complex behavioural issues. Hema Vijay reports.

#Special ED #Children #Disability
CHILD MALNUTRITION
A sudden cloud over Maharashtra’s nutritional progress

Data from the recently released DLHF Survey shows disheartening figures for nutritional indicators, when compared to the last national level survey. Shambhu Ghatak delves deeper into the state’s nutrition records and also tracks where others stand.

#Food Security #Economy
MATERNAL HEALTH
Barefoot auditors ensure health for tribal mothers

In the tribal villages of Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, committed social workers are improving the health and lives of mothers and children by spreading awareness about their special needs. Dilnaz Boga brings you their stories.

#Population #Women's Health #Health
ICDS SCHEME
Why Bihar’s child is different from Himachal’s

The Integrated Child Development Services scheme was launched to address the nutrition, health and learning needs of all children below six years of age. Ankita Aggarwal shares findings from a survey that point to the huge variations in implementation and effectiveness. 

#Children #Education #Government
CHILD VISION
Tackling preventable blindness through screening in schools

Various independent studies and research reveal close to 20 per cent of students across India suffering from some degree of visual impairment. A new initiative from the Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust seeks to correct this through the combined efforts of a wider network.

#Health #KARNATAKA
CHILD HEALTH
Obesity: Are parents responsible?
Junk food, lack of exercise, poor parenting and modern lazy lifestyles are all triggers for obesity among children, which is turning out to be a major health hazard in present-day India, says Ramesh Menon.
#Health
FOOD SECURITY BILL
Neglecting children a blunder: Sen
FOOD SECURITY BILL : Neglecting children a blunder: Sen
The National Food Security Bill is an important step towards ensuring the country's founding principles of health, education and nutrition services for all, but can achieve that end only when it addresses children's entitlements more effectively, argues economist Amartya Sen in a speech given in New Delhi on 15 February 2013.
#Food Security #Health #Laws
SHANTINIKETAN
A child's trauma, the media's madness
The media's coverage of a young girl's humiliation in her school is totally devoid of objectivity or even plain common sense, making things even worse. Shoma Chatterji reports.
#Children #Human Rights
FINANCIAL SECURITY
Inflation: perception and reality
FINANCIAL SECURITY : Inflation: perception and reality
There is an urgent need for reliable and transparent consumer price indices that covers the large majority of Indian families, from the poorest upwards. Kannan Kasturi reports.
#Economy #Society Films and Books #Creative Media
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT
Hot ash burns child to death
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT : Hot ash burns child to death
Illegal dumping of industrial waste around Raigarh takes the life of 7-year-old Twinkle Thakur, raising familiar troubling questions about the trajectory of 'development' in India. Kanchi Kohli reports.
#Environmental Hazards #CHHATISGARH #Environment #Health Laws and Governance #Creative Media #Politics
ELECTION ISSUES
Jumping into the fray themselves

Disillusioned by the total lack of responsiveness from mainstream parties to their plight, displaced tribals from Polavaram decide to contents the assembly elections themselves. R Uma Maheshwari reports.

#GOA #TRIPURA #Agriculture Opinions #Elections #Displacement #Government #Education Opinions