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

POSHAN presents 640 District Nutrition Profiles

POSHAN presents updated District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) for 640 districts in India. These draw on diverse sources of data to compile a set of indicators on the state of nutrition and its cross-sectoral determinants. The profiles are intended to be conversation-starters at the district level and to enable discussions about why undernutrition levels are high, >> Read more

Can conditional cash transfers improve the uptake of nutrition interventions and household food security? Evidence from Odisha’s Mamata Scheme

While there is considerable global evidence on the efficacy of cash transfers in improving health and nutrition outcomes, the evidence from South Asia, and in particular, India, is limited. Most of the available evidence on India comes from studies on the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), which has been credited with increasing the number of institutional >> Read more

Deploying the Power of Social Protection to Improve Nutrition: What Will It Take?

Despite reasonable economic growth over the past decade or more, the nutritional status of women and children in India continues to be poor. Social protection programmes are ideal vehicles for tackling this problem, and improving the underlying determinants of malnutrition. Not only are they designed to target families at risk of malnutrition, but they are >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 18

This issue of Abstract Digest features several papers from a UNICEF supported special supplement of Maternal and Child Nutrition on First Foods and papers from a South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN) supported special supplement on the policy landscape for infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in South Asia. In addition, there are several >> Read more

Launch of state- and district-wise nutrition data: An unparalleled opportunity for localized action

At a half-day event on “Strengthening National, State- and District-level Actions for Nutrition: Insights from the National Family Health Survey Data,” on December 13, 2017, at the India International Center, New Delhi, POSHAN launched a set of state-focused Policy Notes for all the states and District Nutrition Profiles for 640 districts in India. The launch >> Read more

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

Manipur is located in North Eastern India, and shares its border with Myanmar. The state has an area of 22,327 square kilometers and a population of 2.72 million people (Government of Manipur 2017). Manipur is currently divided into 16 administrative districts. The literacy rate of the state is 76.94 percent, and the sex ratio is >> Read more