Thursday, August 6, 2009

UN refuse to provide Energy Foods to India's Malnourished Children



A senior official from the UN's children agency, Unicef, told that malnourished children would now be given the locally available foods. So the agency has now re-exported the therapeutic food to Afghanistan and Madagascar, where it has been used for a long time.

Indian officials say that imported peanut paste is expensive and that they are not know about its effectiveness. They want the product to be approved by the Indian health ministry first.

Unicef had been distributing the food, made of peanut paste, to malnourished children in two Indian states mainly in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh where service is not sufficient for children in a critical condition.

India is home to the greatest number of malnourished children in the world and it is estimated that more than half of them are in the two states.


Health experts have criticised the Indian government's decision & said, though India has becoming economically developed but it fail to end malnutrition & the country is still facing the problem because of its negligence.



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