UN agency launches innovative, interactive advertisement in fight against hunger

A new action plan outlining measures to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents was launched by global tuberculosis (TB) leadership in advance of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level meeting on TB.

Over 270 million people in India moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06 and the poverty rate in the country nearly halved over the 10-year period, a promising sign that poverty is being tackled globally, according to latest estimates.

About 8,02,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, according to the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME). A new UNIGME report said 6,05,000 neonatal deaths were reported in India in 2017, while the number of deaths among children aged 5-14 was 1,52,000.

Starvation being used as a weapon of war has become the new normal, according to Save the Children.

PANJIM: Goa government has assured to expeditiously look into the pending draft report on the Mental and Health Policy, released by Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in February t

MUMBAI: Four out of 10 HIV-positive newborns in the city could be missing out on timely treatment as their parents fail to return for a confirmatory diagnosis.

PUNE: Of the 57 lakh children in the state screened every month for their weight and nutrition status under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), an average of over 87,000 children are severe

Four children who were suffering from severe malaria were admitted to the paediatrics unit of the Women and Children Hospital in the past one month.

Khartoum — SOME 300 000 South Sudanese children are at high risk of death from malnutrition emanating from deteriorating food insecurity in the war-torn country.

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