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Consultation on Hidden Hunger at 10 am on 7 Nov in BNR Chanakya

Ranchi, Jharkhand 05 November 2014 :: UNICEF and Department of Health have organized a state level consultation on ‘Hidden Hunger’ at 10 am on Friday, 7 November in BNR Chanakya Hotel, Ranchi (Yuvraj Hall, First floor).

Vitamin and mineral deficiency is the source of the most massive ‘hidden hunger’ and malnutrition in the world today. The ‘hidden hunger’ due to micronutrient deficiency has far-reaching effects and manifests itself in the form of loss of opportunities, economic deprivation, poor cognitive development and poor academic achievement, at the individual and population level.

According to National Family Health Survey (2006), in Jharkhand, more than 70% of the children were anaemic; 51 % of household used adequately iodized salt and a mere 20% benefitted from Vitamin A supplementation.

 Ashish Singhmar [ MD NRHM ],  Job Zachariah [ Chief UNICEF Jharkhand ] Dr. Roland Kupka [ Senior Adviser for Micronutrient Programmes, UNICEF HQ, New York ], Dr. Jee Hyun Rah [ Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF India ], Kam Deepika Sharma [ Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF; representatives from the Departments of Women and Child Development and Human Resource Development] and various NGOs will be present.

You are invited to participate/send a representative and photographer to cover the event.

Information was given by Moira of UNICEF

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