• Web
  • Humsa
  • Videos
  • Forum
  • Q2A
rabia shakeel : meri dua hai K is bar imran khan app is mulk k hukmaran hun To: suman(sialkot) 9 years ago
maqsood : hi how r u. To: hamza(lahore) 9 years ago
alisyed : hi frinds 9 years ago
nasir : hi To: wajahat(karachi) 9 years ago
khadam hussain : aslamoalikum pakistan zinsabad To: facebook friends(all pakistan) 9 years ago
Asif Ali : Asalaam O Aliakum . To: Khurshed Ahmed(Kashmore) 9 years ago
khurshedahmed : are you fine To: afaque(kashmore) 9 years ago
mannan : i love all To: nain(arifwala) 9 years ago
Ubaid Raza : kya haal hai janab. To: Raza(Wah) 9 years ago
qaisa manzoor : jnab AoA to all 9 years ago
Atif : Pakistan Zinda bad To: Shehnaz(BAHAWALPUR) 9 years ago
khalid : kia website hai jahan per sab kuch To: sidra(wazraabad) 9 years ago
Waqas Hashmi : Hi Its Me Waqas Hashmi F4m Matli This Website Is Owsome And Kois Shak Nahi Humsa Jaise Koi Nahi To: Mansoor Baloch(Matli) 9 years ago
Gul faraz : this is very good web site where all those channels are avaiable which are not on other sites.Realy good. I want to do i..... 9 years ago
shahid bashir : Mein aap sab kay liye dua'go hon. 9 years ago
mansoor ahmad : very good streming 9 years ago
Dr.Hassan : WISH YOU HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE To: atif(karachi) 9 years ago
ishtiaque ahmed : best channel humsa live tv To: umair ahmed(k.g.muhammad) 9 years ago
Rizwan : Best Streaming Of Live Channels. Good Work Site Admin 9 years ago
Malnutrition- an Outocme of Illiteracy
By: Editor | 18-01-2013
Total Views:2018

Since 1965 until 2011, we have made virtually no progress in bringing down the levels of malnutrition, especially when it poses to be one of the greatest threat to the life.’ declares National Nutrition Survey Report

In Pakistan, where malnutrition is never treated as a subject to be addressed, 35 % of the people die of it each year. The ever-increasing rate with which it is rising especially after the recent floods in the interior parts of the Sindh including Badin, Sanghar and Mir Pur Khas, severe nutritional deficiencies have killed and crippled hundreds. 

An interesting insight to the scenario is, as Dr. Atif Habib (AKUH ) revealed that ‘Malnutrition is positively correlated with maternal illiteracy.’

To elaborate, poverty alone is not the proponent of nutritional deficiencies but the lack of maternal awareness about the intake of balanced diet by their children has led to acute anemia and severe iron and calcium+vitamin D deficiencies among people, especially those who are flood-stricken. Not surprisingly, only 36% of the Pakistani population consumes 5 of the food groups and the rest survive on less than that. To add to it, only 42% people are food secure, and the rest, though they strive each day with no certainty whether they would be successful in eking out the victuals of life.

Fifty percent of the women in Pakistan have alarmingly low levels of calcium and 23.2% amongst them face severe vitamin D deficiency. This has led to serious birth complications mostly stillbirths and the anathema is that mothers bequeath this deficiency to their children who also become the infant shareholders in the heritage.

Illiteracy brings a host of issues with it. It turns people blind to sanity and cleanliness issues, and makes their homes breeding grounds of germs that eventually claim their residents’ lives.

Sindh, the province hit worst by the floods stand at a critically high level of malnutrition. Mothers are unable to feed their newborns for their milk has dried up owing to lack of food; the children have stunted growth and serious ailments that are solely the outcome of acute nutritional deficiencies.

This issue, though often ignored, is clamoring for attention. It calls for government’s interest, people’s support and sympathy and active work on the part of the local and international NGO’s to muster up against this malady inflicting our generations.
(courtesy: the news)


About the Author: Editor
Visit 171 Other Articles by Editor >>
Add Comments
Email *
Security Code *

Related Articles
By: Editor | 13-12-2012
Kitchen Utensils Can Transfer Viruses According to a new study, cutting unclean fruits and vegetables can spread viruses to the knife. Scienitists already knew that bacteria could contaminate utensils this way, but this is the first study to see if the hepatitis A virus and norovirus can be transmitted this way. The scientists published their findings in the journal These findings could help..... Read more
By: Editor | 27-02-2013
Most Expensive Things in the World Most Expensive Car in the WorldBugatti Veyron ( $ 1.7 million) / Bugatti Veyron SuperSport £ 1,7 million.   Both vehicles are returning from Bugatti Vehicles SAS of VW team. Bugatti Veyron used to be the quickest car on the planet in 2005 before SSC Greatest Aero over run it. Truly, Bugatti Veyron Supersport was released and it overtook the qu..... Read more
By: Editor | 14-03-2013
Higher Education or Lower Education? It’’s generally believed that as a student progresses from school to college and university, eventually enrolling in some masters program possibly leading to a PhD, the quality of instruction and the ability of the teachers to engage with the students will likewise progress, with the best minds sitting at the top of the educational pyramid. In our cou..... Read more