Double-burden of malnutrition in India: A growing threat

India is undergoing a rapid socio-economic, demographic, nutritional and health transition. While the country is still grappling with issues of poverty, undernutrition and communicable diseases, it is increasingly facing additional challenges related to obesity and a rise in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, especially in urban areas. POSHAN has >> Read more

Improving Nutrition to Nourish the SDGs: 2017 Global Nutrition Report

Improving nutrition will be a catalyst for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affirms the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, launched on November 4th. Providing an independent and annual review, this Report reveals that the world faces a grave nutrition situation. Two billion people lack key micronutrients (like iron and vitamin A), 155 million children are >> Read more

Improving nutrition in Maharashtra: Insights from examining trends in outcomes, determinants and interventions between 2006 and 2016

Maharashtra, situated in the western region of India, has a long coastline to the west. It is the third largest state in the country with an area of about 0.3 million squared kilometers and a population of approximately 110 million. The sex ratio is 929 and the state has a literacy rate of 82 percent >> Read more

Improving nutrition in Jharkhand: Insights from examining trends in outcomes, determinants and interventions between 2006 and 2016

Jharkhand, situated on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, in the eastern part of central India, includes 24 districts subdivided into 260 blocks and 32,620 villages, and is home to more than 30 million people (3 percent of the population of India) (Government of Jharkhand 2017). The state, mostly covered in forests, is rich in natural resources >> Read more