Healthy Dose: India’s Malnutrition Worse than Previously Thought

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November 21, 2012 Malnutrition in India is a problem that is on the radar for most actors, but the problem is worse that people think says Siddharth Chatterjee, chief diplomat and head of strategic partnerships and international relations, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He writes in AlertNet: Malnutrition remains an enormously pervasive issue in India. A recently released Global Food Security Index (GFSI) shows that in 2012, almost 20 percent of all Indians – more than 200 million people – are undernourished. The National Family Health Survey in 2005-06 showed that almost 50 percent of Indian children aged six years or below were stunted and more than 40 percent of children in the same age group were underweight. Moreover, almost 80 percent of children aged six months to three years were anaemic

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Healthy Dose: India’s Malnutrition Worse than Previously Thought

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