Since 1994, we've been leading the global effort to reduce the death of children under five by making sure that vitamin A supplements are delivered to developing countries around the world.
Malnutrition has severe effects on India’s children under five:
- Nearly 36% of children under five are underweight, 21% are wasted and nearly 38% are stunted
- Diarrhoeal diseases continue to be a significant cause of childhood morbidity and mortality
Anemia continues to be a significant public health concern:
- Nearly 53% women (15-49 years), 59% of children (6-59 months) and 50 % pregnant women are anaemic
There is a critical need to address the burden of malnutrition in the country by scaling up core nutrition interventions.