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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 of the standards. Indicators Length/height-for-age Weight-for-age Weight-for-length/height Body mass index-for-age (BMI-for-age) Head circumference-for-age Arm circumference-for-age Subscapular skinfold-for-age Triceps skinfold-for-age Motor… Read more →

Health Insurance 

We make it our mission to ensure that your child’s health is never compromised. That’s why SVAAST now offers health insurance for every enrolled child. Login to your account or contact us directly to know more about the health plan offered to your child.

Rahul Grewal, Founder- SVAAST

India drives down malaria rates, sets sights on elimination

April 2015 The hilly, wooded landscapes of India’s north and north-eastern states and the nomadic nature of many of its tribal groups contribute to the high number of malaria cases in that region of the country. Some 80% of the malaria cases reported in India occur in these states which are home to only 20% of the population. Internal conflicts… Read more →

World Immunization Week in Nepal: An anniversary of remembrance

April 2016 In April 2015 a major earthquake struck Nepal. A year later people in one village recall their struggles, in its aftermath, to keep their children safe through immunization. WHO Nepal/ K. Bhattari Near mid-day on 25 April 2015, Ratna Kumari Biswakarma, who lives in Bigu, in Nepal’s Dolakha district, was busy preparing lunch. Her 9-month-old daughter Sushmita was… Read more →

Preventing violence against children promotes better health

A stolen toy, a child’s lie, a harsh punishment – sometimes physical. Nine-year-old Simamnkele and his care-giver, Nombuyiselo, know the sequence well. “I never used to listen back then,” Simamnkele says. “I was very naughty.” Nombuyiselo, who had taken on the parenting role for the young South African child several years ago, adds: “This boy continued with his habits as… Read more →

WHO outlines ways to prevent and mitigate childhood hearing loss.

Nearly 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss. A new WHO report, “Childhood hearing loss: act now, here’s how”, suggests that 60% of this can be prevented. It also highlights that if hearing loss is detected early enough, and if children receive the care they need, they can reach their full potential. “A child who struggles… Read more →

What is Epilepsy?

Key facts Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain that affects people of all ages. Approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Nearly 80% of the people with epilepsy live in low- and middle-income countries. People with epilepsy respond to treatment approximately 70% of the time. About three… Read more →

Zika Virus (by WHO) – How to protect yourself

Introduction Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. Genre:… Read more →

Teach Your Kids: Why Protein is Important?

Kids need protein. This is not new information. But leave it to a 7-year-old to ask the fundamental question: “Why, Mom? Why do I need protein?” I explained to him, in kid-friendly terms, that protein performs a few main functions in the human body. His responses made me laugh. You might try a version of the following conversation at home… Read more →

Role of Sports in Child Development!

Sports and physical education are fundamental to the early development of children and youth and the skills learned during play, physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn about the importance of key values such as: honesty, teamwork, fair play, respect for themselves and others, and adherence… Read more →

Processed Meat Is A Cancer Hazard, WHO Says

October 26, 2015 — 7:45 AM EDT Red meat is now considered “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the global health authority. Eating processed meats is a cancer hazard, and red meat probably is too, according to the World Health Organization. The news adds meat to the list of nearly 1,000 suspected carcinogens that the agency has evaluated since the 1970s.… Read more →

Benefits of Online Personal Health Records for Families

By Yeg Fitness Online personal health records continue to be adopted by various medical facilities owing to the numerous benefits that they provide. They improve the quality of care that patients receive by making it easier for them to access preventative care. They also make it possible for information pertaining to patient health to be rapidly accessible for timely treatment.… Read more →

ADD / ADHD in Children

Signs and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder in Kids It’s normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), which can affect your child’s ability to learn and get along with others. The first step… Read more →

Childhood Nutrition

Hey, What’s to Eat? Unless you’ve been totally out of the loop, it’s likely you’ve heard about the childhood obesity epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. It’s talked about on television, radio, the Internet, and in books, newspapers, and magazines. Yet, with all this focus on kids being overweight and obese, many parents are… Read more →

Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Healthy Food Choices

When I grab my stethoscope in the morning for a day of seeing typical kids, I know without looking at the appointment list that I’ll be viewing the consequences of big portion sizes, over-processed snacks and sweets and a lack of veggies. It’s not one meal or snack that’s the problem. It’s the pattern. Slowly, the BMI creep up. Blood sugar… Read more →

“It is the future of digitized healthcare system, enabling parents to stay informed and take control of their children’s health”, says Rahul Grewal, founder & owner of Svaast.

Iron deficiency in children: Prevention tips for parents

Iron deficiency in children can affect development and lead to anemia. Find out how much iron your child needs, the best sources of iron and more. By Mayo Clinic Staff Is your child getting enough iron in his or her diet? Find out what causes iron deficiency in children, how to recognize it and how to prevent it. Why is… Read more →

Press Release – SVAAST, an Emerging IOT Platform to Offer Internet of Things for Children’s Nutritional Status and Healthcare

Ontario, Canada, July 22, 2015 (Newswire) –​Svaast, a new entrant in the IOT industry, announced today that it is introducing a platform to develop an international database to record child growth statistics in different countries, to monitor, compare and evaluate individual development and nutritional status against WHO parameters. It is an enabling application that can be utilized across limitless range… Read more →

The advantages of electronic health records

By American Psychological Association For Aaron Harris, PhD, a clinical health psychologist at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., electronic health records are just one sign of how integrated psychological services are in veterans’ overall health care. “Mental health is part of the team,” Harris told participants at APA’s 2012 State Leadership Conference. And having… Read more →