More than 900 million individuals are affected by undernutrition, and it is known to have the highest mortality rate in children. Undernutrition leads to malnourishment, which is a state of deficiency of essential nutrients that are required for the growth, immune system, energy and specific functions of the body. Eradicating hunger and malnutrition is one of the greatest challenges in our time.
According to 2015–2016 survey data, over 21 % of children in India suffer from wasting (low weight compared to height) reflecting acute undernutrition. Additionally, the child stunting rate (low height compared to age) in India is at 38,4%, reflecting chronic undernutrition for children under the age of five.
Malnourished women are unlikely to be able to improve their nutrition intake even during pregnancy. This leads to insufficient weight gain during pregnancy and puts them at a higher risk of maternal mortality. Malnourishment also means lack of proper nutrition to support the growth of the embryo, which leads to impaired development. Women with micronutrient deficiencies are at a high risk of experiencing health complications, such as premature birth, miscarriages, lethargy and fatigue.
Daily Eggs’ initiative to help malnourished pregnant woman in India stems from the way the founders understood, how with the help of merely two eggs contributes to the improvement of the quality of life and health of a pregnant woman and her child. The idea is to help, by providing holistic nutrition and energy that supports and enhances the quality of the gestation period.
Your contributions is not only a step towards a healthy future for a mother and her child, but also for the better future of a nation. Poverty and lack of productivity cease to exist when healthy minds and healthy bodies exist.