To understand the extent and impact of exposure to pollution on asthmatic children, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has initiated a multi-centre study wherein it will provide be

India's vaccination coverage to prevent rotavirus infection, a leading cause of severe diarrhoea in young children, was the lowest among the 15 countries which introduced it last year, a new report said. It also pointed out that India lost over 2.6 lakh children under five years from pneumonia and diarrhoea in 2016.

Despite a substantial decline in poverty, an increase in access to water and sanitation and a large decline in open defecation, diarrhea and stunting rates in Pakistan show few signs of a decline.

Carlos S Grijalva-Eternod and colleagues present results for acute malnutrition, dietary diversity, and other nutrition-related outcomes from their non-randomised trial of a CBI for displaced families with young children.

Around 93% of the world's children under 15 years of age breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk, accounting for 1.8 billion children, according to this new report published by the World Health Organization.

The publication ‘Children in India 2018 – A Statistical Appraisal’, presents and analyses the statistics on the conditions of children on broad indicators such as child survival, child development and child protection, etc. covering demographic particulars such as status of child nutrition, health and education, children at work and in situations of crime, etc. The publication also provides useful information on Constitutional and legal provisions for children and important child oriented policies and programmes.

Maternal pre-conception obesity is a strong risk factor for childhood overweight.

The UN children’s agency says at least two million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo face death from malnutrition unless aid reaches them.

The government also plans to set up dedicated metabolic institutes in state-run hospitals for doctors to study obesity-related ailments.

World efforts to lower hunger to zero by 2030 are being negated by warfare and climate change, warn nutritionists.

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