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

On International Women’s Day, a Focus on Women’s Nutrition in India

Of the 1.2 billion people in India, 586 million are women. On World Women’s Day, as we consider ways of empowering women and girls to optimize their full potential, it is also important to examine the ways in which poor nutrition among women might compromise their ability to fully participate in society.  Thus, on International >> 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

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 20

This issue of Abstract Digest has a collection of articles that examine trends, inequities, and coverage measurement topics pertaining to maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition. The recently released Countdown to 2030 Report includes profiles of 81 Countdown priority countries on their current situation and trends in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and >> Read more

A sharp focus needed on tracking intervention coverage and drivers of health and nutrition outcomes to manage progress

The recently launched 2017 Countdown to 2030 report has reported mixed results stating that the 81 Countdown countries have made progress but remain far from universal coverage for most essential interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition. It presents detailed country and equity profiles on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health for the 81 >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 19

In this new year issue of Abstract Digest, we bring to you the much-awaited birth cohort MAL-ED study, two systematic reviews, as well as feature an article which mapped state-level disease burden and risk factors for the states in India, and several other interesting articles. In our non-peer reviewed section, we feature several papers from >> 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