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HealthPhone’s Nutrition handbook for the family app is made available in 11 Indian languages

  |   SUN in Practice, SUN Country Network

Healthphone has developed a new set of Mobile apps in partnership with The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Hyderabad, a research and development organization under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.

The applications are known as the “Nutrition handbook for the family” and reinforce the following key messages:

  • Personal and household hygiene
  • Keeping food safe and clean
  • Foods are very important for the body
  • Iron makes the body strong
  • Vitamin A keeps the body healthy
  • Iodine makes the body function properly
  • Food for pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers
  • Feeding babies aged 0-6 months
  • Feeding young children aged over 6 months
  • Feeding school-age children and youth
  • Food and care for older people
  • Feeding sick people
  • Preventing and managing malnutrition

With thanks to Translators Without Borders who support humanitarian work around the world and help save lives, the applications were developed in 11 languages BengaliEnglishGujaratiHindiKannadaMalayalamMarathiOdiaTamilTeluguUrdu​.

The apps can be downloaded for free on Google Play https://goo.gl/4XJ3cu

Learn more: HealthPhone

About HealthPhone

HealthPhone™ is a video reference library and guide to better health and nutrition practices, for families and communities, including the illiterate, in their language, distributed on mobile phones. http://www.healthphone.org/

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