Reports present methods and findings of research studies led by POSHAN and its partners.

Exclusive Breastfeeding in India: Trends and Data Gaps

Globally, only 38 percent of infants aged 0 to 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Recent analyses indicate that suboptimal breastfeeding practices, including non-exclusive breastfeeding, contribute to 11.6 percent of mortality in children under 5 years of age. This was equivalent to about 804,000 child deaths in 2011 (WHO/UNICEF). In 2012, the World Health Assembly (WHA) >> Read more

Trends in Nutrition Outcomes, Determinants, and Interventions in India (2006–2016)

Nutrition is central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, and at least 12 of the 17 SDGs include indicators relevant for nutrition. In addition, the World Health Assembly unanimously endorsed 6 ambitious maternal, infant, and young child nutrition targets and several noncommunicable disease-related targets to be achieved by 2025. These global targets are >> Read more

Estimating the Cost of Delivering Direct Nutrition Interventions at Scale

More than a third of all children under-five in India are still stunted (RSOC 2014), and other forms of undernutrition also remain a challenge. Our previous analyses indicate that two national programs— the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)— are designed specifically to cover a set of nutrition-specific interventions; >> Read more

Delivering for Nutrition in Madhya Pradesh: Insights from a Study on the State of Essential Nutrition Interventions

POSHAN is pleased to release a report on the state of delivery of ten essential nutrition interventions (ENIs) in Madhya Pradesh. This report showcases results of a recently conducted study in Tikamgarh, Shahdol, and Dindori. Using household and frontline worker surveys, data were gathered on a variety of topics including household conditions, exposure to services, >> Read more

Delivering for Nutrition in Odisha: Insights from a study on the state of Essential Nutrition Interventions

Two national programs in India ─ the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) ─ have been designed to cover and address a set of recommended nutrition-specific interventions. Frontline workers (FLWs) from both programs are expected to work together to deliver these interventions. There are, however, challenges to working across >> Read more

Sharing Untold Insights on Nutrition for Public Health: Knowledge Forums on Nutrition (Poshan Samvad) in Madhya Pradesh

  This report outlines the rationale for creating Poshan Samvad, a knowledge forum for frontline workers, policymakers, and those working in program design, implementation, monitoring, and research on how to successfully bring about transformational change in a community’s nutritional status and healthy well-being. Access Sharing Untold Insights on Nutrition for Public Health: Knowledge Forums on >> Read more

A Landscape Analysis of Nutrition Initiatives in Madhya Pradesh: Policies, Actors and Networks

This landscape analysis presents the environment in which decisionmaking for nutrition programmes is undertaken, the barriers and facilitators to the use of information, and credible and useful formats for information sharing in Madhya Pradesh. This exercise included a desk review of the policy and programme interventions of the Atal Bal Arogya Evam POSHAN Mission (ABM) since >> Read more