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About Us

Nuflower is the leading RUTF manufacturer in India geared towards catering the nutritional needs of all sections of Indian society.…
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Products

Our current RUTF product catalogue
caters to the life-threatening problem
of acute malnutrition in children below the age of 5.
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Malnutrition

It is no secret that almost half of Indian children below the age of five remain malnourished. But behind this dreary statistic lies the harsher.…
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Our Partners

Nuflower collaborated with its
clients and partners to make
RUTF accessible to SAM children
in India and beyond.
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We endeavor towards a healthier and a nourished India.

Why India needs to worry?

Approx. half of all SAM children are in India

According to National Health Survey, and WHO-UNICEF, there are about 8-10 million children afflicted with Severe Acute Malnutrition in India. This constitutes approx. half of all the 20 million SAM children across the world (as estimated by the UNICEF). These figures should be enough to underline the extreme nature of this emergency.

SAM is responsible for increased mortality, and physical & mental stunting

Some studies note that the mortality rate of a SAM child is as much as 20 times the mortality rate of a normal well-nourished child. This essentially renders SAM a health disease and not just a physical ailment. Most experts would also acknowledge that the presence SAM leads to inhibited physical and mental development.

Map - Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)

Current approach is unsustainable in the long-run

Currently severely wasted children are treated at Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre, where they are administered therapeutic milk products, and some nutritive foods. The problem with this approach is two-fold. One, this model has limited geographic reach. Bringing numerous children to NRCs for month-long treatment is logistically problematic for disadvantaged sections due to economic and security reasons. And two, in country with extremely low bed-density (less than 1.5 per person) and doctor density, this is a diversion of precious health resources.

A direct attack on the social contract

Article 47 of the Indian Constitution clearly states that a key responsibility of the state is to ensure the “raising of the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health”. The promise of social justice, since the time of Gandhi and Ambedkar, has been the bedrock of the modern Indian state. Failure to do anything about this emergency of SAM would shake that foundation.