There was a modest decline in underweight prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa. Anaemia declined fastest among adult women and the richest pregnant women, although it affects all women with no marked disparities. Overweight is increasing rapidly among adult women and women with no education.

The latest survey on household social consumption related to health was conducted by the National Statistical Office during the period July 2017 to June 2018, as a part of 75th round of National Sample Survey (NSS).The main objective of this survey was to gather basic quantitative information on the health sector: morbidity, profile of ailments

The global community has good cause to celebrate the progress achieved over the last quarter century in the name of girls’ rights. But we cannot lose sight of the challenges girls still face every day. Twenty-five years ago, the Beijing Platform for Action recognized that childhood is a separate space from adulthood.

With over 50% of women suffering from anaemia there is a need to improve nutrition.

Reluctance to consume folic acid puts struggle against anaemia at risk.

While the prevalence of anaemia among women in the country decreased marginally by around 2% between 2005-06 and 2015-16, from 55% to 53%, six major states have shown a marked increase in the numbe

Most child deaths in India occur from treatable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and complications at birth.

Districts like- Anantapur, Guntur, Prakasam, Kurnool and East Godavari are performing in a fair way, according to the survey.

The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health, and nutrition for India and each state and union territory. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators.

The 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health, and nutrition for India and each state and union territory. For the first time, NFHS-4 provides district-level estimates for many important indicators.

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