National Deworming Day Campaign In Odisha, Aims To Reach More Than One Crore Children For Better Health And Improved Nutritional Status

Bhubaneswar: Drawing attention to importance of de-worming in ensuring better health & improved nutritional status of all children aged 1-19 years, the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Odisha in collaboration with UNICEF organized a press meet just ahead of the bi-annual round of National Deworming Day campaign and vitamin A supplementation programme […]

UNICEF State Level Media Round Table on Early Childhood

Investing in early childhood care and development determines children’s future Bhubaneswar: Research shows that early years of a child is critical for its brain development. While the child’s genes provide the brain’s blueprint, it is the child’s experiences and the environment/she are brought up in, that shape and connect it.Investing in this phase of life determines […]

Child Rights Protection Commission Felicitates Anubhav Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Anubhav Patnaik, MLA of Khandapada, was felicitated by Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights during an event yesterday (1 November 2018). He was felicitated for making Khandapada a Child-Friendly Constituency (CFC)during the 8th foundation day ceremony of Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Commission acknowledged the work done by Anubhav Patnaik with support […]

Nutrition Mission to Overcome Child Deaths in Odisha: Unicef

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The death of 18 children from malnutrition in Nagada in Sukinda valley, Jajpur district, recently, exposed the glaring lapses in the state’s initiatives to check undernourishment deaths. Odisha, however, has been able to improve its nutrition level among children below two years of age. Unicef is of the opinion that […]

Child-Marriage Cases Increasing in Nayagarh

By Swadesh Kumar Rath, Nayagarh  If you think only impoverished districts in Odisha were marrying off their little girls, you are wrong. The Child-Line figures show child marriage cases are going up every month in Nayagarh district which has the lowest girl-child ratio in the state. This has put Nayagarh amongst the top 5 districts […]