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Over half of India’s women are anaemic and one in every five is underweight, reveals National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16). Not surprisingly these women — underfed and overworked — often give birth to stunted and malnourished children. Furthermore, nearly one in every three Indian children under the age of five is stunted and underweight for their age.
Today, nearly every second child in India is a victim of malnutrition. It means they are physically and mentally weak due to which they are targets to many ailments, deformities, disabilities and allergies affecting normal growth mentally and physically.
The vast majority of Indian families and women do not follow the following practices:
Child malnutrition is both the result of economic conditions and poor nutritional awareness. Nutrition education has been recognized as one of the long-term sustainable interventions essential to tackle the problem of malnutrition.
It is important to teach healthy eating habits to a child early as these are critical years of development and have a major impact on the health of the child in the future. Nutrition education should begin as the child enters her/his preschool years.
Nutrition knowledge in the hands of those who need it most!
Women have no health and nutrition handbook or reference guide. Now they can follow simple practices and prevent the vast majority of maternal and child mortality and malnutrition.
With the development and distribution of these Free mobile apps, HealthPhone™ is leveraging the rapidly increasing penetration of smartphones in the country to educate millions of girls and women between 13 and 35 years of age and their families on better health and nutrition practices.
All mobile apps have been developed in partnership with HealthPhone by The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad, a research and development organization under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
Once installed, these apps work offline; they do not require a connection to a mobile network.
We hope that these apps will contribute to improving the nutritional status of people, especially women and young children, by increasing their knowledge through group sharing and discussion promoted by frontline health workers and other organized groups and communities.