Why Malnutrition Grows In Rising, Urban India

Children having lunch at a malnutrition treatment centre in a Mumbai slum. Image: Dilnaz Boga   Saleema Habib, 33, stares vacantly ahead as the local social worker Zahira Shaikh jots down the details of how her three-month-old infant died. The baby had not been keeping well for two weeks and had died of diarrhoea, she … Continued

Last 5 Years, Number Of Undernourished Indians Rises

Health workers measure the height of severely malnourished two-year-old girl Rajni at the nutritional rehabilitation centre of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh.   India has the highest number of undernourished people in the world at 194.6 million–about 12 million more than the Pakistani population–down 7% over the past two decades, but up 2.6% over the … Continued