POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session on Self-Help Groups and Rural Livelihood Programs

Women’s self-help groups (SHG) are fast emerging as an ideal platform to effect change in health and nutrition behaviors. The unique design of group-based interventions presents opportunities to simultaneously tackle multiple basic, underlying and immediate causes of malnutrition laid out in the UNICEF Conceptual Framework of Malnutrition. As forums of adult women, they directly reach >> Read more

POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session on Interventions That Improve Service Coverage and Frontline Workers’ Performance

The seventh session of POSHAN’s implementation research conference took participants to the frontlines of service delivery, by presenting evidence on the drivers of health and nutrition service use and some innovative interventions (information and communication technology and performance-based incentives) used to improve service coverage and frontline workers’ performance. First, Dr. Sunny Kim, IFPRI, presented on >> Read more

POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session on India’s Food Supplementation Programs

The Supplementary Nutrition Program (SNP) component of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and the mid-day meal scheme are two of the key food supplementation programs offered by the Government of India. The SNP provides a daily snack and hot cooked meal for 3–6-year-old children at the anganwadi centre and take home ration (THR) for >> Read more

POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session on Nutrition Financing

India carries an exceptionally high proportion of the global burden of undernutrition and is currently not on track to meet the World Health Assembly targets for stunting and anemia reduction. There is therefore an urgent need to invest in nutrition, in India. With this in mind, POSHAN’s implementation research conference “Delivering for Nutrition in India: >> Read more

POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session Summary on Interventions That Support Child Development

Early childhood is a precious time in human life– a period marked by rapid physical and cognitive development. Good nutrition and a supportive environment are critical for normal child development during the first 1,000 days– from conception to a child’s second birthday. A package of 14 essential nutrition-specific interventions that span the spectrum of prevention >> Read more

POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session Summary on Interventions for Pregnant and Lactating Women

Delivering nutrition interventions during the period between pre-pregnancy and lactation is crucial for ensuring optimal maternal and newborn health. With this in mind, two sessions of POSHAN’s “Delivering for Nutrition: Learnings from Implementation Research” conference (November 9–10, 2016) were exclusively dedicated to implementation research on the delivery of interventions from pre-pregnancy through lactation. Chaired by >> Read more

POSHAN Delivering for Nutrition 2016: Session Summary on Measuring Coverage

IFPRI hosted the first-ever nutrition implementation research conference in New Delhi, on November 9–10, 2016. This blog is the first in a series to summarize the conference. The first session was chaired by Dr. Deepika Chaudhery of the World Bank and Dr. Rasmi Avula of IFPRI and called upon research experiences from across India on >> 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.