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India is 116th on global child welfare index: Catch news story

India has ranked 116 among 172 countries on grounds of healthy childhood. Neighbouring countries like China (41), Sri Lanka (61), Bhutan (93) and Myanmar (112) have fared better than India on the global index of child welfare.

The index has been revealed as part of a new report 'Stolen Childhoods', published by Save the Children, a global NGO that works for the rights of children.

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India Has World’s Highest Number Of Stunted Children: IndiaSpend Story

India now has the highest number of children stunted due to malnutrition – 48.2 million, equivalent to the population of Colombia, as per the latest global report on childhood. Also, 31 million of its children are a part of its workforce, the highest number in the world.

These two factors, along with early marriage and parenthood and lack of education, have pushed India to 116th position among 172 nations assessed for threats to childhood, according to the recent Stolen Childhoods report by Save the Children, an international non-profit working for marginalised and deprived children.

 

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Armman, awarded healthcare innovation award Save the Children: Hindu story

Armman, a non-profit organisation, was awarded a healthcare innovation award by NGO Save the Children India in Worli on Friday for mMitra, its free voice call service for pregnant woman to seek assistance from the time of conception till the first year of the infant.

 

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GSK) and Save the Children’s partnership awards Armman: United News of India

Armman, a non-profit organization committed to improving the well being of pregnant mothers, newborn infants and children in the first five years of their life, has been awarded USD 115,000 (approximately Rs 74 lakh) to scale-up their customised free mobile voice call service, 'mMitra'.  This award is from  GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Save the Children’s partnership.

The service provides tailored preventive healthcare information to pregnant women and mothers of children under five years of age. 

 

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Five Banswara villages declared child labour-free: Hindu story

The efforts of Save the Children have yet again proved fruitful as 5 villages that were the hub of child labour in Rajasthan have been declared child labour free.

Following sustained efforts for two years under the “Child rights for change” project, five villages in Banswara district have been declared child labour-free with the credit being given to community-based institutions, children's groups and enlightened sections of the local tribal community.

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