JUMLA, July 15: Jumla district has witnessed a gradual decline in the malnutrition rate among children in recent years.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Kathmandu, the first country to host the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement in South Asia, welcomed delegates from 73 countries across the world on Monday.

Global gathering on nutrition

November 4, 2019 01:00 am

A global event on nutrition—Sun Global Gathering—is going to be held in Kathmandu from November 4 to 7. SUN, or Scaling Up Nutrition, is a global movement launched in 2010 with an aim of ending all forms of malnutrition. SUN brings together governments, civil society, private sector, academia, activists, and others in a common platform and provide framework for working together to improve the nutritional outcomes worldwide.  SUN Global Gathering (SUNGG) is the flagship event of the SUN movement which aims to develop a common understanding on the issue of malnutrition and reinforce commitment from governments and other sectors to improve nutrition.   The Government of Nepal is co-hosting the event with SUN movement Secretariat. It is an important opportunity for Nepal to showcase and reflect on its progress and learn from the experiences of other SUN countries in bringing down malnutrition.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: President Bidya Bhandari launched Baliyo Nepal, a national nutrition movement, amidst a special function at President’s Office, Shital Niwas on Friday. Baliyo Nepal seeks to mobilize private sector and civil society to support Nepal’s efforts in the reduction of chronic malnutrition and hunger.

How climate policies hurt the poor

September 29, 2019 00:25 am

NEW YORK – Over the past 25 years, nearly 1.2 billion people around the world have been lifted out of poverty, while both malnutrition and the risk of death from air pollution have decreased. Taken together, these achievements are nothing short of a miracle. But two global trends now threaten to slow the momentum in reducing poverty.

GENEVA, May 25: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday warned here that in Afghanistan, the nutritional situation of children is alarming, with 2 million children under the age of five years suffering from acute malnutrition, among them 600,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

RUKUM, April 10: Parbati Khadka of Western Rukum got married at the age of 14. That quite excited her for a few days. “I felt that marriage is a good thing.

The Perils of Food Insecurity in Jumla

December 8, 2018 14:00 pm

Jumla ranks 11 out of 14 poor districts of the country. With the development efforts shrinking arable lands, there are perils of food insecurity in the district.

Amal Hussain died in a refugee camp on Thursday after suffering severe malnutrition, her family told The New York Times

Actions for zero hunger

October 15, 2018 00:00 am

Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal objective of the Agenda, a sine qua non-condition for a safer, fairer and more peaceful world.

More than 5 million children are at risk of famine in war-torn Yemen, according to charity Save the Children. Renewed attacks on the key port city of Hodeida could further disrupt food, fuel and aid supplies.

GAUSHALA, June 25: Over 7,000 children from six to 59 months are found suffering from malnutrition in Mahottari, the Tarai/Madhes district in the Province 2.

DHADING, May 3: Rita Chepang, 24, suffers from malnutrition. She came to know about it from a health professional when she visited a health center recently. A resident of Benighat, in Dhading, she was advised to take balanced diet and do physical exercise for improving health condition.

SURKHET, March 16: Details collected by the District Public Health Office(DPHO), Surkhet, shows a significant rise in the number of children suffering from malnutrition in the district.

KATHGMANDU, July 18: Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition Nepal (CSANN) is organizing a four-day Learning Exchange Program from July 17 to 20 in Kathmandu with the main objective of addressing malnutrition-related issues and to share best practices.

JHAPA, Jan 31: Anuja Shivakoti of Dhulabari is a doting mother. She hardly ever refuses to serve food items that her children demand. Additionally, she has her own farm where fresh vegetables and grains are grown. A big joint family is always at the disposal of the children to take care of their needs.

POKHARA, Jan 14: Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that a new strategy would be developed in consultation with all the stakeholders in order to bring down the child mortality rate due to malnutrition.

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 26: Shambhu Kumar Ram, 17, died on November 27. His family says that he died of malnutrition and lack of treatment. The poor family is from Dadha VDC - 7 of Saptari district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The government  has decided to take further steps to solve the problem of malnutrition in the country.

BAITADI, Nov 3: A total of 148 children have been diagnosed with an acute type of malnutrition in Baitadi, a district in the far-western region.