Tag: Jharkhand

Jharkhand: A day in the field

Hello. Welcome to Jharkhand! I’m Stenshila Hembrom, an MSF nurse working in Chakradharpur, Jharkhand. MSF teams provide medical care to children with severe acute malnutrition in the state, which is a major problem in Jharkhand. Today, I will show you...

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National Nutrition Week 2019

What is Severe Acute Malnutrition? Is obesity also a form of malnutrition? And where does India stand on the nutrition index? We take a closer look at these and other related issues, as India observes National Nutrition Week from 1st...

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National Nutrition Week: Frequently Asked Questions about Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

With 93 lakh children under the age of five affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition, India has the largest burden of severe malnutrition in the world. This National Nutrition Week (September 1-7, 2019) we’ll be addressing a few common queries about...

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Jharkhand: What motherhood taught me about malnutrition

Name : Designation : Subashini is from Jharkhand, where she works with MSF as a Community Health Educator to improve local communities’ understanding of health and nutrition. But it was her own experience as a young mother with a malnourished...

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Providing medical care for severe acute malnutrition in Jharkhand

What We Do India remains the country with the highest burden of childhood malnutrition in the world. In 2017, in collaboration with the government of Jharkhand and two renowned national academic institutions (RIMS Ranchi; JNU, Delhi) MSF initiated community management...

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Jharkhand: Fighting malnutrition alongside local communities

In Jharkhand, an Indian state known for its diverse tribal communities, the number of people that are malnourished is persistently higher than the national average. Since 2009, MSF has treated over 17,000 severely malnourished children in India using an innovative...

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