In 2017, 3 children died every 2 minutes in India before celebrating their 1st birthday (UN Report).
As per the World Health Organization (WHO):
- 46% of the under-5 child deaths occur during the first month of birth.
Nutrition-related factors contribute to about 45% of deaths in children under-5 years of age. More than half of the under-5 child deaths can be prevented or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions. Strengthening health systems to provide such interventions to all children will save many young lives. Here’s the sad reality of the health services, improper feeding practices and nutrition status of our children: