On International Women’s Day, a Focus on Women’s Nutrition in India

Of the 1.2 billion people in India, 586 million are women. On World Women’s Day, as we consider ways of empowering women and girls to optimize their full potential, it is also important to examine the ways in which poor nutrition among women might compromise their ability to fully participate in society.  Thus, on International >> Read more

Launch of state- and district-wise nutrition data: An unparalleled opportunity for localized action

At a half-day event on “Strengthening National, State- and District-level Actions for Nutrition: Insights from the National Family Health Survey Data,” on December 13, 2017, at the India International Center, New Delhi, POSHAN launched a set of state-focused Policy Notes for all the states and District Nutrition Profiles for 640 districts in India. The launch >> Read more

Achieving the 2025 World Health Assembly Targets for Nutrition in India: What Will It Cost?

The prevalence of nutritional outcomes such as stunting, anemia, wasting and low birth weight is persistently high in India. In 2012, India committed to achieving the six World Health Assembly (WHA) targets for nutrition. However, data on the prevalence of undernutrition shows that substantial improvements are required across all states, if India is to meet >> Read more

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

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.