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The raging malnutrition in the country has been known to all for many years now, but increasing rates of people, especially children with low levels of health standards still persists to be a major problem. India has the highest percentage of children who’re suffering from malnutrition. While 43% of children in the country under the age of five are underweight, 48% of children’s growth is stunted due to undernutrition. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: MALNUTRITION IN CHILDREN A RAGING CONCERN - SOS CV of India


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MALNUTRITION IN CHILDREN
A Raging Concern
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  • Malnutrition is a National Shame, was once said
    by Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of
    India.
  • The raging malnutrition in the country has been
    known to all for many years now, but increasing
    rates of people, especially children with low
    levels of health standards still persists to be a
    major problem. India has the highest percentage
    of children whore suffering from malnutrition.
    While 43 of children in the country under the
    age of five are underweight, 48 of childrens
    growth is stunted due to undernutrition. (Source
    http//unicef.in/Story/1124/Nutrition)

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Malnutrition is caused due to many economic and
health factors
  • There are several causes because of which the
    problem of malnutrition has not been able to get
    addressed and resolved. One of the major reasons
    is Economic Inequality. Children growing up in
    families that fall below the poverty line often
    become victims of poor health. Since such
    families face constant financial crisis, they are
    unable to provide for adequate nutrition for
    their children- the lack of which leads to a
    decline in their growth and development
    ultimately resulting in malnutrition.
  • Another factor that leads to malnutrition in
    children is the poor health of mothers. Since
    majority of the Indian population lives in rural
    areas, not only is the health of children
    neglected but all family members lack a
    nutritional diet. This results in malnourished
    mothers giving birth to children who are
    underweight by birth. In addition, mothers
    belonging and adhering to specific religious
    norms strictly stay away from eating eggs or
    meat, which is the highest source of protein.
    This further leads to a weakened physiological
    system of the body as well, since protein is the
    building block of muscles and bones.

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Role of SOS Childrens Villages of India
  • SOS Childrens Villages is committed to ensure
    the health and nutritional goals of all children
    under its care. Besides providing them with
    nutritional, wholesome meals in a day, regular
    health checkups are conducted by SOS India to
    monitor the health status of children. We have
    easy access to quality care services that include
    regular visits by a full time/part time doctor of
    the village, tie ups with local and government
    hospitals and full time/part time nurse
    availability in the Village.
  • SOS Childrens Village Khajuri Kalan, a village
    dedicated to specially abled children comprises
    of a Medical Centre within the village to cater
    to the needs of children. It comprises of medical
    professionals with the required expertise to deal
    with children having special needs.

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  • Children are our most valuable resource. Give
    them the life they deserve.

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  • Thank you!
  • Visit https//www.soschildrensvillages.in/malnutri
    tion-in-children-a-raging-concern/ for more
    information!
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