Delivering for Nutrition in Madhya Pradesh: Insights from a Study on the State of Essential Nutrition Interventions

POSHAN is pleased to release a report on the state of delivery of ten essential nutrition interventions (ENIs) in Madhya Pradesh. This report showcases results of a recently conducted study in Tikamgarh, Shahdol, and Dindori. Using household and frontline worker surveys, data were gathered on a variety of topics including household conditions, exposure to services, >> Read more

District Nutrition Profiles: A Quick Guide

Wondering how to read and use a POSHAN District Nutrition Profile? Click the image below to access a quick guide!

Why Are Health Systems Important for Nutrition? Reflections from the Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health Program

Earlier this summer, I was asked to speak about nutrition at the Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health program in Boston, Massachusetts. The Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health program is a joint initiative of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School in association with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation >> Read more

Supporting Optimal Breastfeeding in India: What Will It Take?

Over 800,000 under five child deaths in the developing world can be prevented through optimal breastfeeding of children under-two (Lancet 2013). Breastfeeding helps reduce child mortality, and improves nutritional status and neurocognitive development of children. Breastfeeding rates of children aged 0-5 months in India have improved considerably over the past eight years. In 2005-06, the >> Read more

Delivering for Nutrition in Odisha: Insights from a study on the state of Essential Nutrition Interventions

Two national programs in India ─ the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) ─ have been designed to cover and address a set of recommended nutrition-specific interventions. Frontline workers (FLWs) from both programs are expected to work together to deliver these interventions. There are, however, challenges to working across >> 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

IFPRI’s DG, Shenggen Fan Blogs About Why “Multisectoral Approaches Are Key to Improve Nutrition in India”

Source: DG's Corner. India has taken large strides to reduce hunger and undernutrition. According to IFPRI’s 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), India’s GHI score declined by 6.4 points between the 2005 GHI and 2014 GHI. During the same period, prevalence of child underweight fell by 12.8 percentage points. These achievements are remarkable, but complacency must be >> Read more