Double-burden of malnutrition in India: A growing threat

India is undergoing a rapid socio-economic, demographic, nutritional and health transition. While the country is still grappling with issues of poverty, undernutrition and communicable diseases, it is increasingly facing additional challenges related to obesity and a rise in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure, especially in urban areas. POSHAN has >> Read more

Improving Nutrition to Nourish the SDGs: 2017 Global Nutrition Report

Improving nutrition will be a catalyst for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affirms the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, launched on November 4th. Providing an independent and annual review, this Report reveals that the world faces a grave nutrition situation. Two billion people lack key micronutrients (like iron and vitamin A), 155 million children are >> Read more

Data Without Dialogue

The undernutrition situation in India is persistent and devastating (Visit the Global Nutrition Report website for India's country profiles). Within India’s decentralised government system there are, however, numerous programmes aimed at addressing the underlying causes of undernutrition. Yet, the extent to which these programmes contribute toward improved nutrition outcomes is dependent on effective leadership at the >> Read more

Odisha’s Open Spaces for Nutrition Innovation

POSHAN Director, Purnima Menon, shared key findings from POSHAN research for Odisha at the Global Nutrition Report Roundtable Event in Bhubaneswar on February 6, 2015.  POSHAN’s work in Odisha has included work on stakeholder mapping, a study on delivery of essential nutrition interventions and the role of intersectoral convergence, costing of essential nutrition interventions, and >> Read more