Odisha’s Open Spaces for Nutrition Innovation

POSHAN Director, Purnima Menon, shared key findings from POSHAN research for Odisha at the Global Nutrition Report Roundtable Event in Bhubaneswar on February 6, 2015.  POSHAN’s work in Odisha has included work on stakeholder mapping, a study on delivery of essential nutrition interventions and the role of intersectoral convergence, costing of essential nutrition interventions, and >> Read more

IFPRI’s DG, Shenggen Fan Blogs About Why “Multisectoral Approaches Are Key to Improve Nutrition in India”

Source: DG's Corner. India has taken large strides to reduce hunger and undernutrition. According to IFPRI’s 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), India’s GHI score declined by 6.4 points between the 2005 GHI and 2014 GHI. During the same period, prevalence of child underweight fell by 12.8 percentage points. These achievements are remarkable, but complacency must be >> Read more

Undernutrition in India: Is the “Curse” Finally Lifting?

Five years ago Sushila Zeitlyn and I co-edited a collection of papers by Indian authors on why undernutrition was so persistent in India and why the government seemed so disinterested in making tackling it a priority.  At that time the Prime Minister called undernutrition a “curse”.  It must have seemed like that—rapid economic growth and >> Read more

Together for Nutrition 2014: Day 2 Conference Proceedings

The second day of the Together for Nutrition 2014 Conference was filled with yet another set of very interesting and enlightening presentations covering a range of themes: building and sustaining action for nutrition, innovative partnerships for nutrition, women’s groups as a way to strengthen community-level nutrition actions, the first 1,000 days, and the role of >> Read more

Day 1 Reflections: Together for Nutrition 2014

We heard many rich presentations on Day 1 of the Together for Nutrition Conference on both global evidence and state experiences. I took away three overarching themes: 1. How interventions from other sectors are delivered matters We saw that it is not either/or in terms of direct nutrition interventions vs. those from other sectors. The >> Read more

Why We Need to Work ‘Together for Nutrition’

Stuart Gillespie, CEO of Transform Nutrition reflects on the "spectrum of collaboration options available" on day 1 of the 'Together for Nutrition 2014' conference in Delhi which is jointly supported by Transform Nutrition and POSHAN. "We have had a great first day, with a lot of energy and a richness and diversity in the experiences of >> Read more

Taking Nutrition Action to the District Level: Identifying Workable Solutions through Cross-Sectoral Dialogue in Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh

As noted in this blog post, POSHAN has been supporting civil society partners in convening nutrition-focused solution-oriented workshops at the district level. This is the first of what will be a set of reports on such workshops across Uttar Pradesh.  Please see our previous blogs on such workshops in Madhya Pradesh (click here).  We will >> Read more