POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session Summary on Interventions for Pregnant and Lactating Women

Delivering nutrition interventions during the period between pre-pregnancy and lactation is crucial for ensuring optimal maternal and newborn health. With this in mind, two sessions of POSHAN’s “Delivering for Nutrition: Learnings from Implementation Research” conference (November 9–10, 2016) were exclusively dedicated to implementation research on the delivery of interventions from pre-pregnancy through lactation. Chaired by >> Read more

POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session Summary on Measuring Coverage

IFPRI hosted the first-ever nutrition implementation research conference in New Delhi, on November 9–10, 2016. This blog is the first in a series to summarize the conference. The first session was chaired by Dr. Deepika Chaudhery of the World Bank and Dr. Rasmi Avula of IFPRI and called upon research experiences from across India on >> Read more

Delivering for Nutrition in India: Learnings from Implementation Research

The first-ever nutrition implementation research conference in India, “Delivering for Nutrition in India: Learnings from Implementation Research”, was held in New Delhi on November 9-10, 2016. This two-day event convened researchers, implementers, civil society partners and policymakers around discussions related to the coverage and quality of a variety of nutrition services. The conference was based on the theme of achieving full coverage of interventions across the continuum of care.

How Do We Harness the Nutrition Potential of Social Protection Programs in India?

The most recent data on India from the Rapid Survey of Children (2013-14) shows that there has been considerable improvement in undernutrition indicators in India in the 9 years that passed since the last round of available survey data, the 2005-06 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3). However with almost 40% of children under the age >> Read more

A Review of Data on Nutrition in India: Preliminary Findings

The first ever Global Nutrition Report (GNR), released globally in November 2014, was discussed at a stakeholder roundtable in New Delhi on February 4, 2015. The GNR selected a set of nutrition-related indicators to track progress of different countries on nutrition outcomes and several determinants of malnutrition, as well as potential actions to reduce malnutrition. >> Read more

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