India’s district-focused strategy to reduce childhood stunting must also address women’s wellbeing and poverty reduction, finds new study

  May 24, 2018, New Delhi, India – Addressing women’s well-being and education are critical to any strategy focused on reducing child stunting in India, as nearly three-fourth of the differences in childhood stunting between low and high burden Indian districts can be explained by differences in women’s low body mass index (19%) and education >> Read more

POSHAN District Nutrition Profiles: Chhattisgarh (in English & Hindi)

POSHAN is delighted to present the District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) for all 18 districts of Chhattisgarh, both in English and Hindi. You can access these, by language preference, from the list of districts provided below. Or, just click on the interactive map to navigate to your preferred district. To access the District Nutrition Profiles of >> Read more

Strengthening data analysis for maternal nutrition related policy and program: POSHAN shares experiences with ASEAN countries

The importance of strengthening data analysis for policy and programs around maternal dietary intakes and nutrition status in ASEAN countries was highlighted at a planning meeting in Bangkok, where representatives from various government departments and academic institutions of Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand met on 26-27 April. The meeting was convened by the Institute of Nutrition, >> Read more

POSHAN District Nutrition Profiles: Bihar (in English & Hindi)

POSHAN is delighted to present the District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) for all 38 districts of Bihar, both in English and Hindi. You can access these, by language preference, from the list of districts provided below. Or, just click on the interactive map to navigate to your preferred district. To access the District Nutrition Profiles of >> Read more

Targeting underlying factors to accelerate anemia reduction among pregnant women in India

One in two pregnant women in India are anemic. This condition of low blood hemoglobin, the protein component of blood that delivers oxygen to tissues, is one of the most pervasive and persistent public health issues in India. Anemia during pregnancy is particularly worrisome as it affects both the mother and the developing child. Outcomes >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 21

This issue of Abstract Digest presents two breakthrough studies that take a critical look at the association of water, sanitation, and handwashing (WASH) interventions with nutrition and a systematic review on enteric dysfunction and child stunting. Other interesting studies include those related to the design, cost and other program elements pertaining to diets for maternal >> Read more

Status of Nutrition-Relevant Interventions During Pregnancy in India: Insights from the National Family Health Survey-4

The World Health Organization antenatal care guidelines 2016 have emphasized maternal nutrition assessment and provision of a set of nutrition-relevant interventions. This Data Note describes the current levels of key maternal nutrition interventions during pregnancy, summarizing the National Family Health Survey-4 (2016) data from 640 districts of India. It presents key findings for the following nutrition-relevant >> Read more