Zimbabwe deputy PM visits Haryana child centres

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 05, 2012 16:20 hrs

Gurgaon, Nov 5 (IANS) Zimbabwe's Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara along with a team of World Economic Forum Monday visited the Anganwari centres, meant for children and pregnant women, in Manesar village here, said an official.

Oliver Mutambara was impressed with the working of the centres and said that similar facilities were also much needed in nations like Zimbabwe and others in Africa, he said.

He said that in their nation a large number of pregnant women died of anaemia every year. Due to malnutrition, the death rate of children below six years was also very high.

Member of the World Economic Forum and Andhra Pradesh MP Madhu Gaud Yaskhi briefed the visitors about the benefits of Anganwari centres, which were introduced as part of a project in 1975.

An Anganwari centre provides nutritious food, inoculation for pregnant women and children up to the age of six years.

In Haryana, there are 25,699 Anganwari centres.

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