Nutrition

Burden of micronutrient deficiency in India:

The World Bank data indicates that India has one of the world’s highest demographics of children suffering from malnutrition

Data from a Rapid Survey of Children conducted by UNICEF (2014) indicates that 38.7% of children under the age of 5 are stunted, 19.8% are wasted and 42.5% are under weight

On the Global Hunger Index 2016, India ranks 97th out of the 118 nations with widespread hunger levels, faring worse in comparison to the neighbouring countries including China (29th), Nepal (72nd) and Sri Lanka (84th)

 

National Health Policy: Intervention to address Malnutrition and Micronutrient deficiencies

One of the key focus areas of GoI’s National Health Policy is to reduce micronutrient malnourishment and augmenting initiatives like micro nutrient supplementation, food fortification, screening for anaemia and public awareness. Click here to read National Health Policy 2017

 

Alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

United Nations’ has identified the global goals for sustainable development including nutrition and health. Our program focuses on SDG #2 and #3 viz. Zero hunger and Good health and well-being respectively

 

At GSKCH, we have started the Nutrition programme under ‘Mission Health’ with the aim to nourish our future generation. The programme objective is to reduce micronutrient deficiency status of children in India. We are focussing on the following three key areas:

  • Micro-nutrient Awareness generation
  • Skill development for food safety
  • Nutrition supplementation