THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
17 SEPTEMBER 2019
Health : Child Health
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

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 meals to cover minimum nutritional needs of a child.

Food Security Children
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