Self-help groups aid communication, empowerment in India

Women’s groups are increasingly becoming vehicles for social, political, and economic empowerment around the world. In India, self-help groups (SHGs) are the most visible of these, receiving support from NGOs, the government, and even the private sector. Each SHG typically consists of 10-20 poor women who live near each other, meet regularly, and save small >> Read more

In the fight against malnutrition, empower women’s groups first

The transformative role of women’s groups is drawing rising attention around the world. By organizing, women have been able to achieve change within their communities, households, and themselves—despite obstacles such as restrictive gender norms that limit the scope of their decision-making, legal systems that prohibit them from owning property, and domestic responsibilities that limit their >> Read more

On International Women’s Day, a Focus on Women’s Nutrition in India

Of the 1.2 billion people in India, 586 million are women. On World Women’s Day, as we consider ways of empowering women and girls to optimize their full potential, it is also important to examine the ways in which poor nutrition among women might compromise their ability to fully participate in society.  Thus, on International >> Read more

A Quick Guide to District Nutrition Profiles

Data on the nutritional status of children in India is often only available at the national and state levels, with very little data present at the district level. With the objective of bridging this knowledge gap, POSHAN has generated District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) for the 640 districts of India. These profiles aim to create awareness, >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 20

This issue of Abstract Digest has a collection of articles that examine trends, inequities, and coverage measurement topics pertaining to maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition. The recently released Countdown to 2030 Report includes profiles of 81 Countdown priority countries on their current situation and trends in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and >> Read more

A sharp focus needed on tracking intervention coverage and drivers of health and nutrition outcomes to manage progress

The recently launched 2017 Countdown to 2030 report has reported mixed results stating that the 81 Countdown countries have made progress but remain far from universal coverage for most essential interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition. It presents detailed country and equity profiles on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health for the 81 >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 19

In this new year issue of Abstract Digest, we bring to you the much-awaited birth cohort MAL-ED study, two systematic reviews, as well as feature an article which mapped state-level disease burden and risk factors for the states in India, and several other interesting articles. In our non-peer reviewed section, we feature several papers from >> Read more