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In order to provide more comprehensive and meaningful search results on our site, several reports are available for viewing and download directly from this web site. Kindly visit the main sites of the author organisations for more complete and updated information. We acknowledge our gratitude to the many people and sources whose work has been drawn freely upon. We thank them all.
 

 

The Right to Information Act India - The Right to Information Act is an act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Government of India enacted the RTI Act 2005, which came into effect on 12th October 2005.


 

Facts for LifeFacts for Life

Author: UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNAIDS, WFP and the World Bank
Publication date: April 2010
Languages: English French Spanish

The fourth edition of Facts for Life contains essential information that families and communities need to know to raise healthy children. This handbook provides practical advice on pregnancy, childbirth, childhood illnesses, child development and the care of children. This edition also features a new chapter on child protection. The book is intended for parents, families, health workers, teachers, youth groups, women’s groups, community organizations, government officials, employers, trade unions, media, and non-governmental and faith-based organizations.
 

Mother-Child Protection Card

The Mother and Child Protection Card (MCP Card) has been introduced through a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India

The MCP card is a tool for informing and educating the mother and family on different aspects of maternal and child care and linking maternal and childcare into a continuum of care through the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The card also captures some of key services delivered to the mother & baby during Antenatal, Intranatal & Post natal care for ensuring that the minimum package of services are delivered to the beneficiary.

MCP card has already been disseminated in the year 2010-11 for implementation by the States.

The MCP card helps in timely identification, referral and management of complications during pregnancy, child birth and post natal period. The card also serves as a tool for providing complete immunization to infants and children, early and exclusive breast feeding, complementary feeding and monitoring their growth.


UNICEFMother-Child Protection Card and Guide


Benefiting

  • Families / Program participants
  • Anganwadi workers of ICDS 
    - Integrated Child Development Schemes
  • Nurse midwife
  • Supervisors of health and ICDS 

This guide book is to be used as a reference book by these functionaries of health and ICDS to focus on under three. The components are

  • Safe Motherhood
  • Care of the New born
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Nutrition
  • Immunisation and
  • The Importance of the Mother Child Protection Card
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Mother Child Protection Card
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Mother Child Protection Card
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A Guide For Use of the Mother-Child Protection Card

for the community and the family, Anganwadi Worker, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife & Sector Supervisors

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WHO - The Health Academy's goal is to improve knowledge about attaining and maintaining good health. Through eLearning – which is how WHO defines learning by any electronic technology and media – the Organization has the means to reach out to people with information on disease prevention and health promotion. What is particularly important is the ability to reach school-age children, those aged from 12-18 years.

WHO is in a unique position to provide this information with its access to health expertise and rich information resources including those from its 193 Member States.


 

Ministère de la Santé et de la Qualité de la Vie, Health IEC Unit, Republique de Maurice
Health Information, Education and Communication Unit at the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius


The following pamphlets on Diabetes, Obesity, Healthy Nutrition, Alcohol abuse and Cigarette smoking are in French. For each topic, there is a recto (front) and verso (back) file. You just have to fix the recto on the verso (back to back), fold it into three and you get your pamphlet.
All document are in pdf download pdfformat

L´ALCOOL source de vos problemes  -  Alcohol Abuse : Recto/FrontVerso/Back
LE DIABETE  -  Diabetes : Recto/FrontVerso/Back
DITES NON à la cigarette  -  Cigarette Smoking : Recto/Front  |  Verso/Back
L´OBÉSITÉ  -  Obesity : Recto/Front  |  Verso/Back
REPAS VARIÉES pour les diabétiques et pour tous  -  Healthy Nutrition : Recto/Front  |  Verso/Back


 

Health Education Library for People


Get Answers to all your Health Questions Online
Would you like a quick consult about a medical problem, symptom or just want more information on a medical topic. This a FREE service.

Patient education is an integral part of health care delivery across medical centers in developed countries thus encouraging active patient participation and ensuring far better compliance and patient satisfaction.

What started as a resource center eleven years back, with a modest collection of material on patient education has grown into India's only largest patient education center housing more than 11,000 authentic books on possibly every aspect of health and diseases, along with pamphlets, health care magazines, and an exhaustive audiovisual section too.

HELP was also documented to be the world's largest Free library on consumer health information in the Limca book of records. State of the art infertility specialists to the world, Founders and visionaries for HELP, our Medical Directors have paved the path for the new "patient-centric health care "revolution in India.


 

Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done

Diarrhoea : Why children are still dying and what can be done

14 October, 2009 - New UNICEF/WHO Report Focuses Attention on Diarrheal Disease—the Second Leading Killer of Children Under 5—and Outlines 7-point Plan to Control This Preventable and Treatable Illness

The report highlights the proven diarrheal disease prevention and treatment solutions already available today. Many children in the developing world cannot access urgent medical care for severe illnesses, making prevention methods—including improved hygiene, sanitation, safe drinking water, exclusive breastfeeding, and vaccines preventing rotavirus—critical components of diarrheal disease control. When diarrhea occurs, it can be effectively treated with simple solutions, including oral rehydration therapy/oral rehydration solution, zinc and other micronutrients, and continued feeding.

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Cartograms - Images of the social and economic world Cartograms - Images of the Social and Economic World

On a regular map, the sizes of the countries of the world are in proportion to their actual sizes on the surface of the planet and their shapes are the same as their actual shapes. Here are redrawn maps with the sizes of countries made bigger or smaller in order to represent something of interest. Such maps are called cartograms and can be an effective and natural way of portraying geographic or social data. Here are some examples of Population, Gross domestic product, Child mortality, People living with HIV/AIDS, Total spending on healthcare, Energy consumption (including oil), and Greenhouse gas emissions.


 

Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl Breast Crawl


Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl


visit breastcrawl.org for video and complete dossier.



UNICEF, WHO and WABA along with the scientific community strongly recommend initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth.
 
Evidence shows that early initiation can prevent 22% of all deaths among babies below one month in developing countries.

Every newborn, when placed on the mother’s abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother’s breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed. This is called the ‘Breast Crawl’.

This method is evidence based and has been field tested by us. A documentary on the ‘Breast Crawl’ has been prepared for training, advocacy and for wider dissemination. The video has created a very high level of sensitivity among all the levels of functionaries and was officially endorsed by senior policy makers as the right approach for initiating breastfeeding. This dossier provides the background and a scientific overview to the documentary.

Initiation of breastfeeding by the Breast Crawl is a critical component of the IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) initiative for the state of Maharashtra, India. IYCF deals with nutrition of children from birth to 3 years of age, and also takes into consideration the nutrition of pregnant and lactating mothers. Two critical components of IYCF are breastfeeding and complementary feeding. Improved IYCF practices promote optimal growth and development, prevent malnutrition and improve child survival. With 40% of the children in the state undernourished, this initiative becomes extremely critical.

UNICEF has facilitated partnerships with all stakeholders including the State Government, State Nutrition Mission, the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Public Health Department, BPNI (Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India), NGOs, Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and several academic institutions, for this major initiative. These partnerships are aimed at creating a revolution in the state promoting IYCF practices.

We are sure that this documentary and dossier will greatly help similar initiatives worldwide. It is our strong desire that this information helps every mother and baby to experience the miracle of Breast Crawl. If we all could achieve early initiation of breastfeeding, we will be able to prevent 22% of all deaths among babies below 1 month.

This can be achieved by training all health care providers to initiate breastfeeding, by Breast Crawl, to give infants the best start in life.


visit breastcrawl.org for video and complete dossier.


 

Films for women in the community, community workers and health workers
 

Medical Aid Films (MAF -�MedicalAidFilms.org) is a cutting edge film-making charity. We produce training films and animations for grassroots health workers in low income countries. Our films provide information and medical techniques on issues surrounding safe childbirth and infant health, with the aim of saving the lives of vulnerable women and children around the world.

Approximately one woman a minute dies in childbirth. We hope that by using film and animation to train health workers, we can overcome literacy and language barriers that so often impede learning.

 

Warning Signs in Pregnancy

This film is aimed at community health workers, traditional birth attendants and women in the community. Its objective is to educate them about the warning signs in pregnancy that they should be aware of, and the checks they should carry out, so that skilled obstetric care can be sought out as soon ...

Reconnaitre les signaux d'alerte durant la grossesse
Ce film s’adresse aux femmes, aux travailleurs communautaires en sant�, aux sages-femmes traditionnelles et aux communaut�s en g�n�ral.

Il a pour but de leur enseigner les signaux d’alerte lors de la grossesse ainsi que les signes � rechercher, afin que les femmes enceintes qui les pr�sentent re�oivent, au plus t�t, des soins obst�triques dispens�s par du personnel qualifi�.

 

Neonatal Resuscitation - Skilled Health Worker Version

This teaching film is aimed at skilled health workers equipped with a stethoscope and a bag and a mask. It teaches the essential steps to perform Neonatal Resuscitation, based on the Resuscitation Council UK's guidelines. � Medical Aid Films - 2011
 

Understanding your body: How to plan a pregnancy

This film is aimed at teenagers and young adults and presents the various methods available to plan a pregnancy. � Medical Aid Films - 2011
 

Understanding your body: How babies are made

This is a film aimed at early teens and young adults. It describes what puberty is and how babies are made using a mixture of animation and expert advice as well as from vox-pop's from young men and women in Nairobi. � Medical Aid Films - 2011
 

How to use the ultrasound probe

This animation is part of MAF's Basic Obstetric Ultrasound Module. Films of this module are to be used when training midwives and clinical officers in basic obstetric ultrasound. MAF tested this film while training clinical officers and nurses in Mozambique. Very few people living in low resource areas 
 

Cervical cancer screening: visual inspection of the cervix using acetic acid (VIA)

This is an animation showing a method of screening for cervical cancer in resource poor, developing countries. Test such as the pap smear require access to skilled health care and labs for testing samples and HPV (the virus responsible for most cervical cancers) testing kits remain expensive, yet VIA 
 

Ten steps to safe delivery

This follows Neema a village birth attendant while she helps to deliver a baby in a rural setting where there is no access to trained health care workers. The 10 key steps for the audience to learn are then repeated at the end of the film to ensure that they are taking away the correct message.
 

Management of PPH - Low resource setting

This animation is aimed at women and TBAs. It teaches how to prevent and manage PPH in settings where skilled obstetric care can be reached within a reasonable period of time (less than four hours). It includes the use of Misoprostol. � Medical Aid Films - 2011
 

Management of PPH - No resource setting

Primary Post-partum Haemorrhage (PPH) is one of the major causes of maternal death in the developing world. This animation is aimed at women and TBAs. It teaches how to prevent and manage PPH in settings where it would take the woman more than 4 hours to reach skilled obstetric care. It demonstrates
 

Food for Life: What Pregnant Women Need to Eat

Ce que doivent manger les femmes enceintes
Ce film s’adresse aux femmes, aux travailleurs en sant� et aux communaut�s en g�n�ral.
Il leur enseigne les bases de l’alimentation que doit consommer une femme enceinte ainsi que les complications qu’une alimentation saine permet d’�viter. Il pr�sente les quatre groupes d’aliments (les aliments de base, les aliments pour bouger, les aliments pour grandir et les aliments bonne mine) et d�taille leurs bienfaits.

 

Food for life: What and when to feed you child?

Quand et comment nourrir votre enfant - 6 � 24 mois
Ce film s’adresse aux femmes, aux travailleurs en sant� et aux communaut�s en g�n�ral.
Il leur enseigne les bases de l’alimentation d’un enfant entre les �ges de 6 mois et deux ans. Il pr�sente les quatre grandes cat�gories d’aliments (les aliments de base, les aliments pour bouger, les aliments pour grandir et les aliments pour avoir bonne mine) et d�taille leurs bienfaits.

 

Food for life: Breastfeeding

Allaitement maternel - 0 � 6 mois
Ce film s’adresse aux m�res, aux travailleurs en sant� et aux communaut�s en g�n�ral.
Il leur enseigne pourquoi et comment allaiter un nourrisson de la naissance � l’�ge de 6 mois. Il explique les avantages du lait maternel sur le lait artificiel, rappelle qu’il ne faut donner ni eau, ni tisane ni alimentation compl�mentaire aux b�b�s avant l’�ge de 6 mois et d�montre comment allaiter.
 

The Story of MAF

With experts in the field of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Midwifery and Paediatrics as founders and trustees of MAF our focus lies on improving the conditions for mothers, infants and children in the developing world who have little or no access to essential health care.
 

MAF: How we work

The growth in mobile technologies across the developing world allows us to blend the inspirational skills of media and medical professionals together to produce our medical aid films. These films focus on bringing education and knowledge to the people that need it the most, including health providers
 


 

Breastfeeding Gateway


 

CDC-- Newly Revised Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit
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"...The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit, originally released in September 2010, is a resource designed to provide partners with guidance and to share CDC's lessons learned in integrating social media into health campaigns.

The second edition is now available with additional information on developing trends in social media, best practices and a campaign example highlighting Vital Signs, a monthly program that focuses on a single, important health topic that provides a "call to action" for different audiences. Updated information includes the following:
  • Expanded Mobile Health section including information on mobile websites, downloadable applications and SMS text messaging.
  • Increased capabilities of Twitter to include Twitter Chats, Twitterviews, and Twitter Town Halls.
  • Enhanced best practices insight for Facebook, Twitter and Blogs.

Table of Contents

Social Media Introduction
Social Media Overview
Getting Your Feet Wet With Social Media
CDC's Top Lessons Learned from Using Social Media
Developing a Social Media Strategy
Social Media Monitoring and Evaluation
Governing Social Media Efforts
Social Media Tools
Buttons and Badges
Image Sharing
Content Syndication
RSS Feeds
Podcasts
Online Video Sharing
Widgets
eCards
Mobile Technologies
Twitter
Blogs
Facebook
Social Media Campaign Example
CDC Vital Signs Campaign
More Social Media Resources
Social Media Communications Strategy Worksheet
Social Media Evaluation Worksheet
References

 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Online Versions: aa.org  | anonpress.org

It's more than a book. It's a way of life. Alcoholics Anonymous-the Big Book-has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. With publication of the second edition in 1955, the third edition in 1976, and now the fourth edition in 2001, the essential recovery text has remained unchanged while personal stories have been added to reflect the growing and diverse fellowship. The long-awaited fourth edition features 24 new personal stories of recovery. Key features and benefits �the most widely used resource for millions of individuals in recovery �contains full, original text describing AA program �updated with 24 new personal stories

About the Author
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.AA suggests that alcoholics follow its program and abstain from alcohol in order to recover from alcoholism, and share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem.AA was the first twelve-step program and has been the model for similar recovery groups like Narcotics Anonymous. Al-Anon/Alateen are programs designed to provide support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. The organization was named after its primary guidebook Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as The Big Book. Although AA is not for everyone, there is growing evidence supporting the effectiveness of AA as a treatment for alcoholism.

575 pages - Alcoholics Anonymous World Services; 4 Revised edition (February 10, 2002) - English
ISBN-10: 1893007162, ISBN-13: 978-1893007161

 


 

Maharashtra, India

Guides

Diarrhoea - Guide 1
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Diarrhoea - Guide 1

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Diarrhoea - Guide 2
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14 pages  - Diarrhoea Brochure 2 in pdf formatpdf 1.2 mb


 


Better Care During Diarrhoea
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Better Care During Diarrhoea

32 pages  - Understanding and Managing Acute Diarrhoea in Infants and Young Children in pdf formatpdf 4.1 mb


 


Diarrhoea - Green Guide 3
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Diarrhoea - Guide 3

Audience:

Govt. of India, Central Health Education Bureau, Ministry of health and Family Welfare

May 1984

8 pages - Diarrhoea Guide in pdf formatpdf 2.5 mb


 


Marathi Cookbook - Iron and Vitamin C Rich Recipes - Gharchya Ghari Anaemia Tala
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Marathi Cookbook
Iron and Vitamin C Rich Recipes
Gharchya Ghari Anaemia Tala


Audience:

June 2002

67 pages - Marathi Cookbook - Iron and Vitamin C Rich Recipes - Gharchya Ghari Anaemia Tala in pdf formatpdf 2.8 mb


 


Management of Critically Sick Child
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Management of Critically Sick Child

Audience:

Directorate of Health Services Maharashtra State
Department of Paediatrics, Cama & Albless Hospital, Mumbai
Maharashtra State Health Education Bureau, Aundh, Pune
1997-1998

41 pages - Management of Crticially Sick Child in pdf formatpdf 9.5 mb


 


Maharashtra - Guide
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Maharashtra - Guide

Audience:


26 pages - Maharashtra in pdf formatpdf 879 kb

Posters

Poster 1
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Advertising Materials

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Diarrhoea Advertising 2
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Diarrhoea Advertising 3
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India

National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding - Aug 2004
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National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Audience:

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Women and Child Development, Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India
August 2004

37 pages - National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding - Aug 2004 in pdf formatpdf 936 kb


 


National Guidelines on Infant Feeding
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National Guidelines on Infant Feeding

Audience:

Food and Nutrition Board, Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.
1992

17 pages - National Guidelines on Infant Feeding in pdf formatpdf 2.5 mb


 


Policy on Control of Nutritional Anaemia
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Policy on Control of Nutritional Anaemia

Audience:

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
January 1991

11 pages - Policy on Control of Nutritional Anaemia in pdf formatpdf 1.7 mb


 


Prevention and Control of Nutritional Anaemia: A South Asia Priority
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Prevention and Control of Nutritional Anaemia: A South Asia Priority

Audience:

United Nations Children's Fund - Regional Office for South Asia
2002

16 pages - Prevention and Control of Nutritional Anaemia: A South Asia Priority in pdf formatpdf 2 mb


 


Preventing and Controlling Iron Deficiency Anaemia Through Primary Health Care
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Preventing and Controlling Iron Deficiency Anaemia Through Primary Health Care

Audience: A Guide for Health Administrators and Programme Managers

E. M. DeMaeyer
Formerly Medical Officer, Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
with the collaboration of
P. Dallman, J. M. Gurney, L. Hallberg, S. K. Sood & S. G. Srikantia
1989

61 pages - Preventing and Controlling Iron Deficiency Anaemia Through Primary Health Care in pdf formatpdf 1.7 mb


 


Measles Control: An Urban Challenge
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Measles Control: An Urban Challenge

Audience:

National Immunization Programme, Government of India
1998

32 pages - Measles Control: An Urban Challenge in pdf formatpdf 4.3 mb


 


Sahyogini - Animator to guide Self Help Groups

Sahyogini
Animator to guide Self Help Groups

Audience:
All NGOs, Institutes and Persons working in the Self Help Group Movement.

Abstract:
This book is based on the experiences and achievements of the Maharashtra Rural Credit Programme. Sahyogini (Animator) is the back bone of this programme working in the villages with the Self Help Group to Guide & Help them by providing technical support. This book is focused on the working procedure of the Self Help Group Dynamics, Formation, Structure, working procedure etc. This guide answers frequently asked questions.


41 pages - Sahyogini - Animator to guide Self Help Groups in pdf formatpdf 3 mb

 

Vitamin A: Frequently Asked Questions - English
Vitamin A: Frequently Asked Questions - Marathi -  Vitamin A FAQs in Marathi - pdf formatpdf 49 kb

Vitamin A Marathi brochure -  Vitamin A Marathi brochure in pdf formatpdf 470 kb

 

Vitamin A Marathi brochure - front
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Vitamin A Marathi brochure - back
Back - download 274 kb

 



The great Vitamin A fiasco - World Nutrition - May 2010
Michael Latham

This commentary challenges the wisdom and validity of the current practice of providing to children between 6 months and 5 years, regular supplements of massive medicinal doses of vitamin A. Every year, roughly half a billion capsules are made to be distributed and to be given to around 200 million children in over 100 ‘targeted’ countries (1,2). One standard method of dosing of younger children is shown in the picture above, which appears on the cover of a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) working paper issued in 2005 (1). In most cases, this medicinal dosing is now being done in countries and areas where the vitamin A deficiency diseases xerophthalmia and blinding keratomalacia are now rare, and any clinical signs of vitamin A deficiency are now uncommon. download pdfpdf442 kb

Vitamin A saves lives. Sound science, sound policy
Keith P West Jr, Rolf DW Klemm, Alfred Sommer
 
Vitamin A deficiency can cause blindness, impair health, and be an underlying cause of death, in young children. Therefore, responsible debate about its public health importance, and the value of prevention, should be based on reliable evidence of the extent and severity of deficiency, and on the impact of interventions. download pdfpdf 315 kb

Universal Vitamin A Supplementation Programme in India: The need for a re-look  download pdfpdf 37 kb
The National Medical Journal of India - Vol. 23, No. 5, October 2010

20 Million US Dollars on Vitamin A Procurement : Out of 32 Million US Dollars of Annual Budget 2009-2010
The Indian scientists have raised their concern on over emphasis of Vitamin A supplementation to children. The recent research communications from Prof. Michael Latham and Prof. C. Gopalan have raised this issue with scientific evidence. These excerpts from the Annual Report of Micronutrients Initiatives India an International Non Government Organization, according to which out of 32 Million US Dollar available in the Annual Budget 2009-2010, more than 20 Million US Dollars were spent on Vitamin A Procurement and Interventions. A meager sum of 2.5 Million US Dollars were spent on Iron interventions.

Anaemia is most common nutritional deficiency disorders in the country. Almost vulnerable age groups have anaemia in the range of 60-90%. The health consequences of anaemia are highly detrimental to Maternal and Child Health. The prevalence of Vitamin A deficiency is less than one percent and is limited to selected geographical pockets in the country. The Keratomalacia and Nutritional Blindness have disappeared.

It is unfortunate but true that the agencies are trying to implement interventions for prevention and control of micronutrients disorders according to their mandate rather than the magnitude and health consequences.

 



Census India - 2001

Rural - Urban distribution of population - India and states/Union territories


Demographics and Health Surveys [DHS] - India Publications
India Country Statistics - Indicators  1992/93  &  1998/99
 


The Free And Compulsory Education Bill, 2004 - India
A Bill to provide free and compulsory education to all children from the age of six to fourteen years.

 

Health and Healing Health and Healing is for first contact or primary health care workers. It is about both health and healing at the primary level. It offers a broad and comprehensive range of health topics from personal health to national health programmes, from system-wise illnesses to health problems of at-risk groups like women, children and old persons.  By Dr. Shyam Ashtekar

Off-site links

India - The Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2004


Free Downloads from Hesperian

Hesperian Home > Books and Resources

Hesperian Health Guides are easy to use, medically accurate, and richly illustrated. We publish 20 titles, spanning women’s health, children, disabilities, dentistry, health education, HIV, and environmental health, and distribute many others. Buy, download, or read from this page, or view resources by language to explore materials in Spanish and over 80 other languages.

 

Where There Is No Doctor

The most widely-used health care manual for health workers, educators, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs around the world. Our current edition contains updated information on malaria, HIV, and more.

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Where Women Have No Doctor

An essential resource for any woman or health worker who wants to improve her health and the health of her community, and for anyone to learn about problems that affect women differently from men. Topics include reproductive health, concerns of girls and older women, violence, mental health, and more.

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A Community Guide to Environmental Health

This guide contains information, activities, stories, and instructions for simple technologies that help health promoters, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of their environmental health.

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Advance Chapters from the NEW Where There Is No Doctor

Topics include care for newborns, breastfeeding, and nutrition. These are the first chapters completed of an all new, 21st-century edition of our hallmark publication.

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A Book for Midwives

A vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs around the world, this book covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth. It has been updated to reflect new WHO/UNICEF guidelines and standards for mothers and newborns.

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Where There Is No Dentist

This basic dental manual uses straightforward language and step-by-step instructions to discuss preventive care of teeth and gums, diagnosing and treating common dental problems, and includes a special chapter on oral health and HIV.

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Helping Health Workers Learn

An indispensable resource for health educators, this book shows – with hundreds of methods, aids and learning strategies – how to make health education engaging and effective, and how to encourage community involvement through participatory education.

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Disabled Village Children

This manual contains a wealth of clear and detailed information along with easy-to-implement strategies for all who are concerned about the well being of children with disabilities, especially those living in communities with limited resources.

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A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities

Developed with the participation of women with disabilities in 42 countries, this guide helps women to overcome the barriers of social stigma and inadequate care to improve their general health, self-esteem, and independence as active members of their communities.

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Helping Children Who Are Deaf

This groundbreaking book, packed with activities on how to foster language learning through both sign and oral approaches, supports parents and other caregivers in building the communication skills of babies and young children.

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Helping Children Who Are Blind

The simple and engaging activities in this book can help parents, caregivers, teachers, health workers, rehabilitation workers, and others help a child with vision problems develop all of his or her capabilities.

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HIV, Health and Your Community

A thorough, easy-to-understand guide for health workers confronting the HIV pandemic in their communities, it covers topics from biology of the virus to epidemiology to the mechanics of designing prevention programs, using language that is accessible to those with little medical training.

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Pesticides Are Poison

This chapter from A Community Guide to Environmental Health, available as a 36-page booklet, offers information and activities to help reduce harm caused by pesticides, to treat people in pesticide emergencies, and to understand legal and political issues related to pesticide use.

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Sanitation and Cleanliness

This chapter from A Community Guide to Environmental Health, available as a 48-page booklet, offers basic information on toilet building as well as learning activities to help communities understand and prevent sanitation-related health problems.

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Water for Life

This chapter from A Community Guide to Environmental Health, available as a 48-page booklet, helps communities improve drinking water sources, treat water to make it safe for drinking, and organize water projects to protect access to clean water.

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Advance Chapters from A Workers Guide to Health and Safety

Topics include work hazards and solutions in garment industries, social hazards and solutions in garment, electronics, and shoe industries, and activities for organizing worker-led campaigns. These chapters will be part of the upcoming publication, due to be released in 2012.

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Also available: Hesperian books in Spanish, on CD, and books from other publishers

By visiting our bookstore, you can view and buy Hesperian titles in Spanish, on CD, and books from other publishers.
 

 


 

 

Other Resources

FAO - Download Assessment of the double burden of malnutrition in six case study countries (PDF zipped, 2.1Mb)


Asia: India: Education. Nationmaster. 26 Aug. 2005. Wikipedia Encyclopedia. 30 Aug. 2005

Bridging The Nutritional Divide. Swaminathan, M.S. The Little Magazine. 17th International Congress on Nutrition, Vienna, August 2001.

India Child Malnutrition Deaths. Chadha, Monica. BBC News, Mumbai. 27 Aug. 2005

Chronic Hunger and the Status of Women in India. Coonrod, S. Carol. The Hunger Project. 8 Aug. 2005

Demographics of India. Nationmaster. 26 Aug. 2005. Wikipedia Encyclopedia. 30 Aug. 2005

Detailed Facts and Statistics about India. Phrasebase. 2005. Phasebase. 26 June, 2005

Hunger Amidst Plenty. Dreze, Jean. India Together. Dec. 2003. Humanscape. 25 June 2005

Early Years. UNICEF. 6 Aug. 2005

Chronic Hunger and Obesity Epidemic. Gardner, Gary. Worldwatch Organization. 2 Aug. 2005

The Asian Diet Pyramid. Gifford, K. Oldways. Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust. 20 June 2005

India has an Enormous Under-Nutrition and Over-Nutrition Problems. Haddad, Dr. Lawrence. 29 June, 2005

India: Latest. UNICEF. 30 June 2005

Child Malnutrition: Myths and Solutions. Kumar, A.K. Shiva. The Little Magazine. UNICEF. 27 June 2005

Child Nutrition in India. Mishra, Vinod. East-West Center. National Family Health Survey Subjects Reports. 30 June 2005

Food Fight For Hunger. Prasenjit Maiti. Council for Development Studies. 4 Aug. 2005

Family Life: India. Rajani, Chetan. The Settlement Organization. Cultural Profiles Project. 30 June 2005

SC Rules on Preventing Starvation Deaths. India Together. Right to Food litigation. 27 Aug. 2005

The Plight of Children in India. Statesman. Food Relief. Bhaktivedanta International Charities. 15 Aug. 2005.

Women’s Education Can Improve Child Nutrition in India. National Family Health Survey Bulletin. Feb. 2000. International Institute for Population Sciences Mumbai.

World Hunger Awareness

Global Database on Child Growth & Malnutrition (FAO)

Food Security Statistics (FAO)

Information on Vegetarian & Vegan Diets (PCRM)

Malnutrition Matters

Malnutrition (WikiPedia)

Malnutrition (WHO)

Nutrition Publications (WHO)

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development: A Strategy for Large Scale Action (World Bank)

UN Millennium Development Goals

Women - The key to ending hunger (The Hunger Project)

World Hunger Map: [Asia] [Latin America & Caribbean] [Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe] [West Africa] [Southern Africa] [East & Central Africa]

 


 

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