The Global Nutrition Report 2018 said that with 46.6 million (31 per cent) children stunted, India tops the list of countries followed by Nigeria (13.9 million) and Pakistan (10.7 million).
In 2017, the total number of infected people across Europe was 23,927, much more than the 2016’s figure of 5273.
Zika virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscleAedesand joint pain. It is harmful to pregnant women, as it can lead to microcephaly, a condition in which a baby's head is significantly smaller than expected, in newborn children.
Dr Kumar said “sedentary life style, obesity, wrong dietary habits, lack of regular exercises, and use of smartphones are believed to be some of the most important reasons.”
Back in March 2014, India was officially declared ‘Polio Free’ nation by the World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2016, children in India have not been vaccinated against type 2 Poliovirus. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are still battling against the disease.
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The Forum will be hosted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) on 12 and 13 December at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi.
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