Good health benefits not only the individual, but the nation as well. In many countries across the globe, the path to quality health for large proportions of their population is fraught with difficulties. In poor economies, people suffer from various health-related ailments, irrespective of their income level.
Malnutrition means an unbalanced diet in which some nutrients are in excess, lacking or wrong proportion, more than one third of the world's malnourished children live in India. Among these, half of them under 3 are underweight and a third of wealthiest children are over-nutrient. In India 44% of children under the age of 5 are underweight. 72% of infants and 52% of married women have anaemia.
since Independence in 1947, its economic status has been classified as a low-income country with majority of the population at or below the poverty line.Some of the major causes for malnutrition in India are Economic inequality. Due to the low social status of some population groups, their diet often lacks in both quality and quantity. Women who suffer malnutrition are less likely to have healthy babies. In India, mothers generally lack proper knowledge in feeding children. Consequently, new born infants are unable to get adequate amount of nutrition from their mothers.
Deficiencies in nutrition inflict long-term damage to both individuals and society. nutrition-deficient individuals are more likely to have infectious diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis, which lead to a higher mortality rate.On the Global Hunger Index India is on place 67 among the 80 nations having the worst hunger situation which is worse than nations such as North Korea or Sudan. 25% of all hungry people worldwide live in India.
When it comes to child malnutrition, children in low-income families are more malnourished than those in high-income families. Some cultural beliefs that may lead to malnutrition is religion. Among these is the influence of religions, especially in India are restricted from consuming meat. Also, other Indians are strictly vegan, which means, they do not consume any sort of animal product, including dairy and eggs. This is a serious problem when inadequate protein is consumed because 56% of poor Indian household consume cereal to consume protein. It is observed that the type of protein that cereal contains does not parallel to the proteins that animal product contain.
With one sixth of the global population residing in India, one third of about two billion people suffering from vitamin and micronutrient deficit are in India. Micronutrients are required in small quantities and responsible for vital functions of the human body.
Studies show that individuals belonging to Hindu or Muslim backgrounds in India tend to be more malnourished than those from Christian, Sikh or Jain backgrounds.
Despite of economic growth in India, India’s hunger is still worse than North Korea or Sudan. And a child raised in India is more likely to be malnourished than Somalia. Various studies suggest that the biggest reason for India’s malnutrition is poor sanitation.] Because of poor sanitation situation, more children in India than North Korea, Sudan and Somalia are exposed to bacteria. The bacteria sickens them, and makes it hard for children to consume food therefore missing out on nutrients and resultin in malnutrition.] 620 million people in India don’t have a toilet in their house and they use public toilet or just outside. In addition, the air quality in India is among the worst in the world.]And it leads to more poor sanitation. UNICEF is recognizing the poor sanitation as one of the reasons for malnutrition. UNICEF made a report that malnutrition is based entirely on lack of the food.
Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans.Infections are caused by infectious agents such as viruses, viroids, and prions, microorganisms such as bacteria,nematodes such as roundworms and pinworms, arthropods such as ticks, mites, fleas, and lice, fungi such as ringworm, and other macroparasites such as tapeworms.
The symptoms of an infection depend on the type of disease. Some signs of infection affect the whole body generally, such as fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss,fevers, night sweats, chills, aches and pains. Others are specific to individual body parts, such as skin rashes, coughing, or a runny nose. In certain cases, infectious diseases may be asymptomatic for much or even all of their course in a given host. In the latter case, the disease may only be defined as a "disease" (which by definition means an illness) in hosts who secondarily become ill after contact with an asymptomatic carrier. An infection is not synonymous with an infectious disease, as some infections do not cause illness in a host.
Water Sanitation and Hygiene
At least 36 per cent of the world's population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and 768 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.
Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious repercussions. Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. Women are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water. Poor farmers and wage earners are less productive due to illness, health systems are overwhelmed and national economies suffer. Without WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), sustainable development is impossible.
ABMCKS works in more than 150 villages in India to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. Our activities and work with many families, communities, governments. In emergencies we provide urgent relief through awareness to communities threatened by disrupted water supplies and disease.
Poor sanitation contributes to about 700,000 child deaths from diarrhea each year. Chronic diarrhea can hinder child development by impeding the absorption of essential nutrients and reducing the effectiveness of life-saving vaccines. The toilets, sewers, and wastewater treatment systems used in the developed world require vast amounts of land, energy, and water, and they are expensive to build, maintain and operate. Existing alternatives that are less expensive are often unappealing because they don't kill disease-causing pathogens, have impractical designs, or retain odors and attract insects.Groundbreaking improvements in toilet design, pit emptying, and sludge treatment, as well as new ways to reuse waste, can help governments and their partners meet the enormous challenge of providing quality public sanitation services.
Better sanitation will be a key to ensuring healthy, sustainable cities and the approaches that prove successful can be adapted and extended to rural communities.
Medical Camp for eye, tooth, BMD etc.
Roing, Feb 27: A mobile medical camp was held at Roing organised by ABMCKS, district of Roing, Arunchal Pradesh. At least 80 villagers both young and old enthusiastically participated..A team of doctors screened a number of patients and distributed medicines free of cost. Children were immunized and pregnant and lactating mothers were checked and given medicines. Dr. advised the villagers to maintain proper health and hygiene and always take boiled water. While expressing their happiness over the hosting of the programme, The villagers urged conduct more such camps in future also.It may be mentioned that the village has no health centre.
JJ Colony, Dwarka, ABMCKS has organised a free health camp was held at JJ Colony, Dwarka for Bone Marrow Density Check-up camp under the team of Dr. Vijay Kumar. Here a BMD machine was set-up for check the level of Calcium in Human Body. At least 100 people were attended this camp. After screening the status of disease in patients, there have been distribute the medicine free of cost. At Present our program run in 150 village in India.
Search In talent
ABMCKS- A NGO’s unit “STILL HOPE- एक आशा”Works on search of talent student who could not Proceed in next class due to poorness. We provide teaching facility, school fee, food and dress. In this Regards, we need donation for running this programme.