Laying the Foundation for Combating Malnutrition in India
The importance of balanced nutrition and health
An initiative of HealthPhone™, conducted under the aegis of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, UNICEF, Aamir Khan and with support from Vodafone.
It is the World's Largest Programme to Battle Malnutrition amongst Mothers and Children. The objective of this nationwide campaign against malnutrition is to address issues of status of women, the care of pregnant mothers and children under two, breastfeeding and the importance of balanced nutrition and health. The focus is on women between 13 and 35 years of age and their family members.
The four Poshan videos are hosted on a dedicated WAP page iaphealthphone.org and accessible to all Vodafone India subscribers on their mobile phones.
Vodafone India subscribers can also give a missed call on 1 800 120 8989 (toll-free) to receive a link to the WAP page via SMS.
State of the World's Mothers
Save the Children's 16th annual State of the World's Mothers report evaluates the devastating health disparities between the rich and poor living in some of our major cities around the world, finding that while home to the wealthiest and healthiest people in a country, they are also home to some of the poorest and most marginalised families on earth. The report also assesses the well-being of mothers and children in 179 countries. The annual ranking of the best and worst place to be a mother has become an important tool to show where mothers and children fare best, and where they face the greatest hardships, using the latest data on health, education, economics and female political participation.
View our detailed infographics, country by country.
The State of the World's Children 2016 - A fair chance for every child
Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in multiple language versions.
The lives and futures of millions of children are in jeopardy. We have a choice: Invest in the most excluded children now or risk a more divided and unfair world.
Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. But around the world, millions of children are trapped in an intergenerational cycle of disadvantage that endangers their futures – and the future of their societies.
The Right to Respectful Maternity Care
As part of the global health community, Childbirth Survival International works to advocate, strengthen, and improve the quality, access, and delivery of health services and information for pregnant women and newborns. Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) is critical to reduce and ultimately eliminate preventable and treatable causes, which tend to escalate to a disability or death. Every woman deserves to be treated with respect and dignity during childbirth. It is a basic human right.
Respectful Maternity Care: Every Woman's Right
What do you picture when you think of the way you'd want to be treated when it's time to have a baby? Pregnant women around the world seeking maternity care from the health systems in their countries instead receive ill treatment that ranges from disrespect of their autonomy and dignity to outright abuse: physical assault, verbal insults, discrimination, abandonment, or detention in facilities for failure to pay. Disrespect and abuse during maternity care are a violation of a woman's basic human rights. We have to break the silence.
This film was created to draw attention to the issue of disrespect and abuse during maternity care and to promote Respectful Maternity Care for women worldwide. Please help us in spreading the word. Download the film in MP4 or in Flash.
In every country and community in the world, pregnancy and childbirth are events of great significance, as well as a time of intense vulnerability, in the lives of women and families. In response to a growing body of evidence of disrespect and abuse during pregnancy and childbirth, the White Ribbon Alliance has joined partners to advocate for Respectful Maternity Care.
In addition to bringing vital, potentially lifesaving health services, women's experiences with maternity caregivers have the potential to empower and comfort or to inflict lasting damage and emotional trauma. Either way, women's memories of their childbearing experiences stay with them for a lifetime. Imagine the personal treatment you would expect from a maternity care provider entrusted to help you or a woman you love give birth.
Unfortunately, too many women experience care that does not match this image. Too often, pregnant women seeking maternity care receive ill treatment that ranges from relatively subtle disrespect of their autonomy and dignity to outright abuse: physical assault, verbal insults, discrimination, abandonment, or detention in facilities for failure to pay. Disrespect and abuse of women during maternity care is a problem that has been obscured by a "veil of silence" and can significantly impact women’s willingness to seek out life-saving maternity care in facilities.
Acting Now To Save The Future
The Heart of the Issue - Early Childhood Development
The world knows that investing in the first five years of a child's life can break the cycle of poverty. And yet hundreds of millions of children around the globe are being denied basic care. This is their short film.
The White Ribbon Alliance is an international coalition which pushes for change to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women and newborns around the world.
In some cultures, white symbolizes mourning and in others it symbolizes hope and life. As such, the white ribbon is dedicated to the memory of all women who have died needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth.
Since its launch in 1999, the White Ribbon Alliance – now a rapidly growing global movement with members in 148 countries – has been amplifying the voices of women and their communities, and is now a leader among those holding governments and institutions to account for the tragedy of maternal mortality.
Birth & Death
'Birth and Death' is a short graphic film which highlights the tragedy of maternal death around the world. Simple and moving but powerfully argued, the film exposes a scandal which has been going on for far too long; that women and girls around the world are dying needlessly, leaving millions of orphans and grieving families. The film calls on viewers to take action – and on world leaders to deliver on their promises – to end this global disgrace.
What I Want Is Simple
Every Mother Counts
Every Mother Counts is an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal and child health.
Every Mother Counts seeks to engage new audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide.
Atlas of Birth
The Atlas of Birth is a clear, accessible guide to the global picture of maternal health, told with maps, graphics and stories from many countries. It documents the biggest killer of young women in developing countries, and reveals one of the greatest opportunities of our time – to prevent the preventable – those maternal deaths that happen every single minute of every single day
The Atlas of Birth is raising maternal health on the agenda of policymakers around the world while fueling the popular movement for change. This global project includes the book (now in CD form, soon in print); the acclaimed short film Birth and Death - and a series of Atlas of Birth flyers created at key political moments to spark debate, media coverage, public engagement and political action.
The Atlas of Birth is a responsive, interactive project which invites your feedback as we build momentum towards the agreed international goal of reducing needless maternal deaths by three quarters before 2015. >> The Atlas of Birth Book (PDF)
www.doctoori.net brings to you, high quality, reliable health information in the Arabic language, through our syndicated partnership with NHS Choices. Our engaging, patient focused articles and interactive tools provide an invaluable, trusted health resource for you and your family.
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