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Eldis is an online information service providing free access to up-to-date research on international development issues. The resources below are the most recent updates on the Eldis guides to Health Systems and Policy from FHS countries.

Friday
May112012

Pregnant women in Bengal to be given dietary supplement

Yesterday, the Telegraph of India reported that "Pregnant women from economically challenged families in areas of Bengal will be given a 1,000-day dietary supplement by the state government to battle malnutrition."

The article highlighted previous research from FHS which showed that "52 per cent of children in the Sunderbans are stunted". It also quoted Professor Barun Kanjilal of FHS India:

“In the Sunderbans, the problem is aggravated by natural disasters such as Aila. People robbed of their home can hardly afford proper nourishment for their children.”

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