Improving Nutrition in Uttar Pradesh: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Uttar Pradesh, situated in the northern part of India, accounts for 7.3 percent of the area of the country, includes 75 districts subdivided into 822 blocks, 97,814 villages, and 689 cities and towns (Uttar Pradesh State Government, 2017). Uttar Pradesh is home to more than 199 million people (16.17 percent of the population of India) >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in Gujarat: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Gujarat, situated on the west coast of India, accounts for 6 percent of the area of the country, includes 25 districts subdivided into 226 blocks, 18,618 villages, and 242 towns (Government of Gujarat, 2017). Gujarat is home to more than 60 million people (5 percent of the population of India) (Government of Gujarat, 2017). It >> Read more

World Malaria Day 2017: Low-Cost Solutions for India’s Push for Prevention

Source: IFPRI Blog. Despite global progress in reducing malaria cases worldwide, the disease remains a significant threat to health and well-being around the world. World Malaria Day (April 25) offers an opportunity to consider the most effective means for reducing malaria and their potential benefits for long-term public health. IFPRI’s POSHAN project has estimated that distributing insecticide-treated >> Read more

Work with Us!

IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND) – New Delhi aims to hire 2 Senior Research Assistants/Research Analysts (RA) to work on multiple projects related to nutrition, gender and agriculture! If that wasn’t enough to grab the attention of budding researchers, here’s why a position with IFPRI- PHND is a great opportunity for you: The >> Read more

Transforming the Food and Nutrition Landscape in Assam

Source: Transform Nutrition Recently, I attended a policy seminar titled ‘Transforming Food and Nutrition Landscape in Assam’ on 29th March 2017 in Guwahati, Assam. The dialogue was co-organized by the Inter-Agency Group, Assam and Coalition for Food & Nutrition Security and was attended by about 50 stakeholders comprising senior policymakers from Government of Assam and >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 16

This issue of the Abstract Digest features our new Policy Note, summarizing costs of delivering a set of essential nutrition interventions at scale in India. We also bring to you the new WHO guidelines for improving the quality of maternal and newborn health and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, two Alive & Thrive >> Read more

POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session on Self-Help Groups and Rural Livelihood Programs

Women’s self-help groups (SHG) are fast emerging as an ideal platform to effect change in health and nutrition behaviors. The unique design of group-based interventions presents opportunities to simultaneously tackle multiple basic, underlying and immediate causes of malnutrition laid out in the UNICEF Conceptual Framework of Malnutrition. As forums of adult women, they directly reach >> Read more