A Balanced Diet Amidst Imbalances Most people have only two meals a day. They mainly eat rotis, sometimes only rotis. It’s interesting how just ‘Rota/Roti’ is referred as a meal here. Whenever I carry khichdi or Poha for lunch, I’ve been asked several times by different people, “Arey khana nahi khaoge?”. While a meal is seen to be incomplete … Continue reading A Balanced Diet Amidst Imbalances
What worries tribal communities of Rajasthan in the times of lockdown? Government’s sudden announcement on March 22 of the lockdown, and another announcement of 14 April for its extension created huge panic waves across the country. The situation for migrant workers and their families living in far-off villages is grave, especially in terms of food … Continue reading What worries tribal communities of Rajasthan in the times of lockdown?
India’s Towering Food Inflation Will Make Child Malnutrition Worse Increasing food prices in India are likely to worsen the malnutrition levels, especially among communities that are already food scarce. A piece by our colleagues on the situation and a call to action. Click on the link to read full article: https://thewire.in/health/food-inflation-child-malnutrition-nfhs-pds-midday-meals-stunting
An evening in Morwal: Of High-quality and Responsive Primary Healthcare saving lives of Tribal communities AMRIT Clinics are primary healthcare clinics which provide preventive, promotive and curative services and are located in rural, remote areas in Udaipur district in southern Rajasthan. The clinics serve predominantly tribal communities living in extreme deprivation and facing a large burden … Continue reading An evening in Morwal: Of High-quality and Responsive Primary Healthcare saving lives of Tribal communities
The beautiful countryside of Southern Rajasthan belies a well-kept secret: over half of the adult and child population is malnourished. In the areas where Basic Health Services provides AMRIT health clinics offering high-quality, low-cost healthcare, child malnutrition is a problem of epic proportions. In our study of Salumbar block of Udaipur district, every two in … Continue reading Battling Childhood Malnutrition in Rajasthani villages