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ANEMIA – INDIAN REALITY

2.1

MILLION

Indian children die before reaching the age of 5 every year. Before you finish this page 4 children are dead.

2

RANK

in the world in number of children suffering from malnutrition

61

MILLIONS

Stunted Indian Children.

29

$ BILLION

$29 Billion p.a. is the cost of malnutrition or 4% of India’s GDP.

33000

CHILD DEATHS

due to Vitamin A deficiency.

22000

MATERNAL DEATHS

mainly pregnant women, every year due to severe anemia.

30%

INFANT MORTALITY

30% of world’s infant and maternal mortality happens in India. 
62%

ANEMIA-WOMEN

62% of the Indian women are anemic.
40%

UNDERWEIGHT CHILDREN

40% of the World’s underweight children live in India. 
69%

ANAEMIA-CHILDREN

69% of the Indian children are anemic. 

THE GAP-CURRENT PROGRAMS?

mid-day-meals

Program address some of the causes of Malnutrition but not all of them

poverty

Poverty is a major but not the only cause of malnutrition.

human-resources

Little progress has been achieved in improving human resources – National Family Health Survey 3.

absence-nat-prog

Key perceptions of the National Nutrition Policy, 1993, were not translated into National Programs, viz., popularization of low cost nutritious foods.

pnp

Programs and policies don’t address the needs of the intergenerational cycle Child – Adolescent girls – Mother – Child  cycle Malnutrition .

exceeds-bpl

Percentage of malnourished population far exceeds the percentage below poverty line.

no-program

No comprehensive National Program in India for the eradication of Malnutrition.

no-add

No national programs or policies for eradicating malnutrition after National Nutrition Policy 1993 and National Plan of Action, 1995.

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