Despite a national programme to control anaemia since the seventies, there has been negligible progress
Indicus Analytics / October 7, 2010, 0:35 IST

Anaemia is one of India

Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are highly prevalent among preschool children and often lead to anemia and growth faltering. Given the limited success of supplementation and health education programs, fortification of foods could be a viable and sustainable option.

Replacing traditional foods with imported, processed food has contributed to the high prevalence of obesity and related health problems in the Pacific islands.

Mumbai: Women commuters in the metropolis are more prone to get Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) due to unhygienic condition of toilets at Mumbai's suburban railway stations, the study by a city-based NGO said here.

The study was conducted by Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a city-based think-tank, on sanitation facilities at
Mumbai's at 106 suburban railway stations.

Anaemia in pregnancy and low birth weight babies, a serious public health problem, troubles India and several other nations. This article reports the results of a approach to address the issue. Women up to 20 week pregnancy with haemoglobin (Hb) 9.0 g/dl or less, those with urinary fluoride beyond 1.0 mg/l and not suffering from any other ailments, were selected.

We examine whether access to aspects of social infrastructure, such as toilet facilities, drinking water on the premises and clean cooking fuels, leads to a decline in the incidence of undernutrition among women, which remains quite high in India.

BHUBANESWAR: Even as Orissa continues to struggle with high infant and maternal mortality rates, the latest evaluation report of the National Rural Health Mission has revealed the failures of the State health apparatus.

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a human rights organization with a General Consultative status with the United Nations

Pune Maharastra still figures among states that show a high prevalence of malnutrition and it is the slum areas in urban pockets that have an increasing incidence, said a report on the nutritional
crisis in Maharashtra. The report also observed that not only are half the women anaemic in the state, almost half the children under five are stunted.

Creating awareness

Ranchi, Feb. 3: The USAID has roped in media consultant Aishwarya Communication to spread awareness about maternal anaemia in nondescript villages of Santhal Pargana, particularly in Godda and Dumka.