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Nutritional status of women and children in Flood Prone districts Nutritional status of women and children has underlying risks which increases at a time of any disaster. Women and children have high risk of malnutrition in Bihar particularly in f

BY: Sanjay Pandey
Organization: Yuganter
Original Source / Author: Society for Economic Development and Environmental Management, Department of Women and Child Development Ministry of Human Resource Development 21 Jun, 2017

 

 

Nutritional status of women and children in Flood Prone districts

 

Nutritional status of women and children has underlying risks which increases at a time of any disaster.  Women and children have high risk of malnutrition in Bihar particularly in flood –prone districts.  This fact was confirmed by a study conducted by “Society for Economic Development and Environmental Management, New Delhi”. The study was conducted on “The Nutritional status of women and children and Working of ICDS in Flood-prone districts of Bihar 2005

 

Main findings

 

 

  • Overall , both male and female in all age groups, 74.23% is anemic. Whilst 36.54% has mild and 35.4% moderate, 2.28% has severe anemia 84% pregnant women is anemic and below normal BMI.
  • The quality of services on the six components of ICDS (SNP, pre-schooling, immunization, NHE, health check up and growth monitoring and promotion, and referral services) is sub-standard.
  • Their awareness of nutrition and health facts is about 60% of what it should be.
  • ANMs or village leaders have inadequate understanding on malnutrition.

 

Recommendations

It has one recommendation to achieve food and nutritional security through WSHGs at household and community levels in all flood-prone districts.

There is not much improvement at present.

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