Women’s Nutrition Matters for achieving POSHAN Abhiyaan Targets

  The problem:  In India, maternal nutrition is a prime concern when it comes to achieving the National Nutrition Mission’s (or POSHAN Abhiyaan) targets of bringing down stunting from 38.4 percent to 25 percent by 2022, reducing under-nutrition and low birth weight by 2 percent, and anaemia by 3 percent per annum. Most Indian women >> Read more

Strengthening data analysis for maternal nutrition related policy and program: POSHAN shares experiences with ASEAN countries

The importance of strengthening data analysis for policy and programs around maternal dietary intakes and nutrition status in ASEAN countries was highlighted at a planning meeting in Bangkok, where representatives from various government departments and academic institutions of Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand met on 26-27 April. The meeting was convened by the Institute of Nutrition, >> Read more

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