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April 2016

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of theWorld Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Day draw s worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. The goal of World Immunization Week is to raise public awareness of how immunization saves lives, and support people everywhere to get the vaccinations needed against deadly diseases for themselves and their children.

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June 2015

We are excited to announce the latest edition of our newsletter which is on the right to food. The right to food, and its variations, is a human right protecting the right for people to feed themselves in dignity, implying that sufficient food is available, that people have the means to access it, and that it adequately meets the individual's dietary needs. The right to food protects the right of all human beings to be free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

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February 2015

With the twin objectives of improving health and education of the poor children, India has embarked upon an ambitious scheme of providing mid day meals (MDM) in the government and government-assisted primary schools. Cooked Mid Day Meal is reported to have created a platform for children of all social and economic backgrounds to take meals together, thereby facilitating achieving the objective of social equity and also improving their nutritional status.

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January 2015

National girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th of January as a national observance day for the girl child. It is celebrated to increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society which includes many areas like inequality in education, nutrition, medical care etc. It has been found that in India malnutrition is much more among the girl child in comparison to boys. This is majorly because of the parental preference for boy child. Our this month’s issue focuses on the relationship between son preference of parents and gender gaps in child nutrition. It analyses the discrimination in nutrition and childcare for girl children in India.

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December 2014

HIV and nutrition are intimately linked. HIV infection can lead to malnutrition, while poor diet can in turn speed the infection’s progress. As HIV treatment becomes increasingly available in the poorest parts of the world, critical questions are emerging about how well the drugs work in people if they are short of food. Uncertainty also surrounds the role of vitamins and other supplements. And for those already receiving treatment, side effects such as body fat changes are a daily concern. This volume of the Newsletter looks at what is known about the relationships between HIV and nutrition.

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November 2014

The provision of proper toilets could save the lives of more than 200,000 children in the world, according to the UN. The countries where open defecation is most widely practiced are the same countries with the highest numbers of under-five child deaths, high levels of under-nutrition and poverty, and large wealth disparities. Moreover, over one billion people defecate in the open due to lack of proper toilet facilities.

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September 2014

The National Nutrition Week (NNW) is an annual nutrition event of great importance and is observed in the country from september 1 to 7, every year. It was conceived by the Food and nutrition Board in the year 1982 as an annual event. The basic objective is to intensify awreness generation on the imprtance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately national development. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2014 was "Poshak Aahar, Desk Ka aadhar".

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August 2014

The Nutrition Rights Programme celebrated World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) with a theme that responds to the current Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) countdown process by asserting the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in the post 2015 agenda. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set by governments and the United Nations (UN) to gauge progress in fighting poverty and promoting healthy and sustainable development in a comprehensive way by 2015. Breastfeeding provides good health and nutrition, and by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding we can contribute to the MDG in a substantial way. Protect, Promote and Support breastfeeding .. it is a worthwhile goal.. and it saves life!!