The WHO Child Growth Standards This web site presents the WHO Child Growth Standards. These standards were developed using data collected in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study. The site presents documentation on how the physical growth curves and motor milestone windows of achievement were developed as well as application tools to support implementation child development growth weight the standards. The WHO Child Growth Standards Documentation The following documents describe the sample and methods used to construct the standards and present the final charts.
India which provides food, preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers. The scheme was launched in 1975, discontinued in 1978 by the government of Morarji Desai, and then relaunched by the Tenth Five Year Plan. Tenth five year plan also linked ICDS to Anganwadi centres established mainly in rural areas and staffed with frontline workers. A 2005 study found that the ICDS programme was not particularly effective in reducing malnutrition, largely because of implementation problems and because the poorest states had received the least coverage and funding. The widespread network of ICDS has an important role in combating malnutrition especially for children of weaker groups. Majority of children in India have underprivileged childhoods starting from birth.
ICDS was launched in 1975 in accordance to the National Policy for Children in India. For adolescent girls it is up to 500 kilo calories with up to 25 grams of protein everyday. The services of Immunisation, Health Check-up and Referral Services delivered through Public Health Infrastructure under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. UNICEF has provided essential supplies for the ICDS scheme since 1975. By end of 2010, the programme is claiming to reach 80.