Strengthening Data, Analytics and Evidence for Nutrition: An Overview of POSHAN-II

In 2012, India committed to achieving the six WHA targets for stunting, wasting, anemia, exclusive breastfeeding and overweight/obesity and then reaffirmed commitments to nutrition as part of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016. Tracking India’s progress on these maternal, infant and young child nutrition targets has been challenging, due to lack of >> Read more

How Are India’s Districts Doing on Nutrition-Related Non-Communicable Diseases? Insights from the National Family Health Survey-4

A set of diet-related global non-communicable diseases (NCD) targets, to be achieved by 2025, was endorsed by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2013. A sub-set of those targets are directly nutrition-related. This Data Note describes the current levels of a set of key NCD-related outcomes at the district level in India, summarizing data from >> Read more

How Are India’s Districts Doing on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition? Insights from the National Family Health Survey-4

A set of global nutrition targets for maternal, infant and young child nutrition to be achieved by 2025, were endorsed by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2012. These targets provide goals against which progress towards ending malnutrition in all its forms can be measured and also contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in Tamil Nadu: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Tamil Nadu, situated on the east cost of India, accounts for 4 percent area of the country, includes 32 districts subdivided by 385 blocks, 12,618 villages and 561 towns (Government of Tamil Nadu, 2017). Tamil Nadu is home to more than 70 million (6 percent of population of India) (Government of Tamil Nadu, 2017) and >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in Bihar: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Bihar is a landlocked state in eastern and northern India. It is split into 9 divisions and 38 districts. It is the nation’s third most populated state, and is home to 103 million people. With only 11.3 percent of its population living in cities, Bihar is one of India’s least urbanized states (Government of Bihar, >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in Uttar Pradesh: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Uttar Pradesh, situated in the northern part of India, accounts for 7.3 percent of the area of the country, includes 75 districts subdivided into 822 blocks, 97,814 villages, and 689 cities and towns (Uttar Pradesh State Government, 2017). Uttar Pradesh is home to more than 199 million people (16.17 percent of the population of India) >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in Gujarat: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Gujarat, situated on the west coast of India, accounts for 6 percent of the area of the country, includes 25 districts subdivided into 226 blocks, 18,618 villages, and 242 towns (Government of Gujarat, 2017). Gujarat is home to more than 60 million people (5 percent of the population of India) (Government of Gujarat, 2017). It >> Read more