Tribal Affairs Ministry and All India Institute of Medical Science, AIIMS today organised a workshop for NGOs on nutrition and health in New Delhi, as part of its Poshan Maah activities. The workshop was attended by more than 70 NGOs who are working in the health sector in tribal areas.
During the workshop, the need for proper nutrition during pregnancy, lactating mothers and beyond was highlighted. A chart showing age-wise nutrition needs was also shared with the participating NGOs.
Tribal women have higher infant mortality rate and Maternal Mortality Ratio mainly because of their poor nutritional status and tribal children have higher incidence of anemia, stunting and wasting.