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Human Interest Story: From Struggle to Strength- The Story of Binita Mallik, a Hero for Lodha Children

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UNICEF India Nutrition Section

Updated 28 Mar 2024

For 22-year-old Binata Mallik, mother of four young children, providing adequate care and nutrition for her children and taking care of her own nutritional needs, has been an uphill battle. Married as a child at the tender age of 15, Binita was under-weight during all her pregnancies, which is a potential concern for adverse maternal and foetal health outcomes. This had resulted in all her four children being underweight and the youngest child, just one year old, being severely wasted. In addition to her parental responsibilities, she also bears the burden of labouring daily for her wages and go foraging for food, wood, and leaves in the forests of Odisha. Fortunately for Binita, the admittance of her children in the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in the state, has saved her children’s lives, along with improving her own health and nutrition. Read more...

UNICEF India Nutrition Section

Updated 28 Mar 2024
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