Sukarya Releases Report on Public Health and Nutrition: Freeing Future Generation from Malnutrition

released a report on “Public Health and Nutrition-Freeing Future Generation from Malnutrition”...

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New Delhi: One of India’s leading NGO Sukarya which has been working towards improving the health and well being of underprivileged women and children released a report on “Public Health and Nutrition-Freeing Future Generation from Malnutrition”- a report prepared on the daylong conference organized in collaboration with National Commission on Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) aims to safeguard Women and Children from Malnutrition and Anaemia in India. The report also suggests use of technology to bridge the gap and promote indigenous food habits in maternal and child health and Nutrition.

Present on this occasion were Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ajay Tirkey, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ms. Rupa Kapoor, Member, Health, NCPCR, Ms Meera Satpathy, Chairperson, Sukarya and panchayat leaders, community members from villages and slums of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.

 The report also seeks to provide a platform to bring together the policy makers, civil society organisations, practitioners and experts from the field of nutrition to synergize efforts and strategic local action towards the issue. This would also offer an opportunity to our country’s nutrition policy community to discuss priorities for nutrition in India and feed into policy perspectives and program

Commenting on report, Mrs. Meera Satpathy, Founder and Chairperson of Sukarya said “It is our utmost duty to make our nation specially women and children free from malnutrition and anaemia. Poor nutrition causes 45% of deaths amongst children below 5 years of age and the figures are worrisome. I personally feel that it’s the foremost need to work towards making our country malnutrition free.”

Sukarya seeks to scale up the existing program and expand reach to the needy states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar and Jharkhand. Sukarya also aims to find resources and work in collaboration with government agencies and technical institutions to eradicate malnutrition from the country.

Commenting on the report findings Shri. Ashwin Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare said, “We really applaud the way Sukarya is working and setting an example to make our country malnutrition free especially amongst women and children. We will support Sukarya in every way we can and appeal to other organisations to come forward and bring the change at large for our countrymen”.

Sukarya also said that they were looking forward to build partnerships with Government in the areas of Maternal Child health, Nutrition and adolescent reproductive health to achieve national goals through local initiatives. The consultation helped developing an understanding on various aspects of nutritional and public health  issues and like to run some pilot projects in the States like Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jharkhand & Bihar.  

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