Status of Nutrition-Relevant Interventions During Pregnancy in India: Insights from the National Family Health Survey-4

The World Health Organization antenatal care guidelines 2016 have emphasized maternal nutrition assessment and provision of a set of nutrition-relevant interventions. This Data Note describes the current levels of key maternal nutrition interventions during pregnancy, summarizing the National Family Health Survey-4 (2016) data from 640 districts of India. It presents key findings for the following nutrition-relevant >> Read more

A Quick Guide to District Nutrition Profiles

Data on the nutritional status of children in India is often only available at the national and state levels, with very little data present at the district level. With the objective of bridging this knowledge gap, POSHAN has generated District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) for the 640 districts of India. These profiles aim to create awareness, >> Read more

POSHAN presents 640 District Nutrition Profiles

POSHAN presents updated District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) for 640 districts in India. These draw on diverse sources of data to compile a set of indicators on the state of nutrition and its cross-sectoral determinants. The profiles are intended to be conversation-starters at the district level and to enable discussions about why undernutrition levels are high, >> Read more

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