Why India Must Confront Its Nutrition Problems Now

Source: IFPRI Blog. Five years have passed since the World Health Assembly endorsed a set of six global nutrition targets to be achieved by 2025 in order to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition across the world. The six targets are: 40 percent reduction in prevalence of childhood stunting, 50 percent reduction in anemia >> Read more

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IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND) – New Delhi aims to hire 2-3 research assistants/research analysts (RA) to work on multiple projects related to nutrition, gender and agriculture! If that wasn’t enough to grab the attention of budding researchers, here’s why a position with IFPRI- PHND is a great opportunity for you: The PHND >> Read more

New Set of Implementation Notes on Improving Complementary Feeding in India

In May 2015, POSHAN, together with Alive & Thrive requested a call for abstracts on examples of promising programs that have attempted to improve the quality of young children’s diets in India. A panel of expert reviewers chose nine of the submitted abstracts. POSHAN and Alive & Thrive are pleased to launch these today as >> Read more

POSHAN at the International Conference on Maternal and Child Nutrition

POSHAN is thrilled to be a part of the International Conference on Maternal and Child Nutrition (November 23-24, 2015), co-organized by the South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN) and UNICEF. The conference aims to identify and prioritize challenges, review and share evidence and innovation for enhancing maternal and child health, and provide advocacy in >> Read more

Application Deadline Is Almost Here! Short Course on “Transforming Nutrition in India: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes”

POSHAN aims to bridge the nutrition evidence gap in India by connecting policymakers, program implementers, nutrition researchers, and other stakeholders with the latest and best evidence, to support effective decisions to improve maternal and child nutrition in India. With this in mind, POSHAN Director, Dr. Purnima Menon, will be co-directing the second "Transforming Nutrition in India: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes" >> Read more

Don’t Delay, Register Today! Seminar on Social Protection and Nutrition

POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities for Strengthening and Harmonizing Actions for Nutrition in India), Transform Nutrition, and 3ie are jointly organizing the seminar ‘Maximizing the nutrition impact of social protection programs in India: What will it take?’, which will be held on October 16th, 2015 in New Delhi.

Why Are Health Systems Important for Nutrition? Reflections from the Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health Program

Earlier this summer, I was asked to speak about nutrition at the Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health program in Boston, Massachusetts. The Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health program is a joint initiative of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School in association with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation >> Read more

Supporting Optimal Breastfeeding in India: What Will It Take?

Over 800,000 under five child deaths in the developing world can be prevented through optimal breastfeeding of children under-two (Lancet 2013). Breastfeeding helps reduce child mortality, and improves nutritional status and neurocognitive development of children. Breastfeeding rates of children aged 0-5 months in India have improved considerably over the past eight years. In 2005-06, the >> Read more

Call for Abstracts: POSHAN Implementation Notes Series on Improving Complementary Feeding in India

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2015 Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to contribute to POSHAN Implementation Notes (writing support will be provided) and present their work at a stakeholder convening on IYCF later in 2015. Recent evidence reviews (Avula et al. 2013; Vistaar Project, 2010) have highlighted significant gaps in programmatic experiences with >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 10

Welcome to the first Abstract Digest of 2015! This issue features commentaries and research articles on maternal nutrition, sanitation, and nutrition programming in India. The Global Nutrition Report (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014) is the first in an annual series, produced by an Independent Expert Group. It is global in scope and offers a >> Read more