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Bihar: Health Survey Reveals 42.8% Of Children Suffer Malnutrition

In a shocking revelation, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on February 24 informed the Legislative Council that 42.8% of children suffer from severe malnourishment. Resultantly, health cards were circulated among 1.22 crore minors, rendering supplemental doses. Moreover, 63.5% of children between six months to five years are anaemic, for which iron-folic syrups were distributed. Moreover, children with acute anaemia were treated under the… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 05:32 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Bihar, Health Minister, Mangal Pandey, NFHS, malnutrition, anaemia

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Children using mask to protect from air pollution

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Air Pollution Increases Anaemia Among Children Under 5-Years: Study

A joint study by IIT Delhi and Harvard University has discovered high air pollution is threatening children under the age of 5 years with anaemia. The report highlighted that for every 10 micrograms/m³ of increase in PM2.5 exposure leads to 1.9% increased chances of getting anaemic. Besides, pollution reduces the haemoglobin level by 0.07 grams/decilitre. The study also claimed that air pollution results in low birth weight and child stunting… read-more

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 - 05:52 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Air Pollution, anaemia, India, environment, IIT Delhi

Courtesy: Hindustan Times