Civil Society appeals to policymakers to declare malnutrition as a medical emergency

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Published: 27Jul2015

Almost eight million children in India are severely malnourished and have nine times higher risk of death compared to normal children. These children deserve to live. In January 2015 over 100 organisations and individuals collectively urged the government to take action and save the lives of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) through the Generation Nutrition Campaign.
... The event sessions witnessed active participation of several partner members/ organisations, government, socio-development and corporate organisations and educational institutes such as A R Nanda, Former Health Secretary and Vice Chair of Coalition for Food & Nutrition Security; S B Agnihotri, Former Coordination Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat; Keshav Desiraju, Former Health Secretary; N K Arora, Executive Director, INCLEN; Laurette Dubé, Professor, University of McGill, Canada; Ashok Bharti, Chair, NACDOR; K Srinivas Rao, Reliance Foundation. Deliberations of this meeting led up to an ‘Advisory Note’ incorporating recommendations of the meeting, to be shared with the Leadership of India.

Read full article: Express Healthcare, July 23, 2015

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