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India ranks 94 in Global Hunger Index: Full list here

The Global Hunger Index is a tool for comprehensively measuring and tracking hunger at global, regional, and national levels.

Each country’s GHI score is classified by severity, from low to extremely alarming.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi || Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

India losing almost a million under-5 children annually: Study

Of these, half a million children die within 28 days of being born (neonatal mortality) primarily due to lower respiratory tract infection, pre-term birth and diarrhoeal diseases, show recent papers published in The Lancet.

An Indian woman works at a brick kiln as he child plays on her back during lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus on the outskirts of Jammu, India.(AP)
Updated on May 13, 2020 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India’s immunisation drive: Battling diseases, ensuring a healthy future

The government aimed to increase the immunisation coverage of children to 90%. The result was heartening

There is no reason for us to not make an effort to ensure 100% vaccination(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 07:52 PM IST
ByHarsh Vardhan

4800 kids died in Odisha’s Maoist stronghold Malkangiri in 5 years, experts blame malnutrition

Experts say the pattern of deaths of the children point towards malnutrition.

Malkangiri which is a Maoist stronghold in Odisha is an extremely backward district.(AP File Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

My wish is for India to get rid of malnutrition: Bill Gates

Bill Gates, at the “Mint Visionaries” event said, “If there was one wish I had for India, it would be to get rid of malnutrition because that reduces the potential of those kids so dramatically.”

Bill Gates in conversation with Rishad Premji at Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi.(Photo By Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByElizabeth Roche
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