‘India suffers from twin-problem of under-nutrition and obesity’

NEW DELHI: Women's health in India is facing a serious nutritional challenge, with the country on the one hand grappling with the largest number of anaemic women in the world and on the other havin

Milan — Almost every country in the world now faces a serious nutrition-related challenge, whether stemming from undernutrition or obesity, the authors of The Global Nutrition Report 2017 said toda

Milan — African leaders gathered at a summit to address the global crisis of malnutrition helped to galvanise US3.4bn including US$640 million in new commitments, organisers said today.

Eighteen bio-fortified varieties comprising six vitamin A cassava, eight vitamin A maize, two orange sweet potato and two iron and zinc sorghum, which are bred conventionally, have been released of

The Global Nutrition Report 2017, launched at the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan, Italy, highlights the need for an urgent and integrated response to global nutrition if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030.

For the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis, hunger has considerably declined in northeastern Nigeria. In the three states ravaged by the violence, the number of people facing acute hunger has halved since June-August - from 5.2 million to 2.6 million people - according to the latest Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis.

Food and nutrition security is a major global challenge. Enhancing the local production of food is a key alternative in impoverished agrarian countries of the south.

This new report shows the dramatic impacts of the global food system being rapidly monopolised by ever-fewer, ever-larger corporations at every stage of the food chain. It warns that this alarming trend poses risks to consumer choice, jobs and working conditions and food production in the future.

Dr Rakesh K Kashyap, Chandigarh Director Health Services (DHS), launched the protocol at the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 .

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