WHA Targets on Nutrition: Where Does India Stand?

In 2012, the World Health Assembly unanimously endorsed a set of six global nutrition targets to be achieved by 2025 in order to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition across the world (see left). These targets were further endorsed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. This week, as India marks National >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 14

This issue of the Abstract Digest features several systematic reviews, a special Maternal and Child Nutrition supplement, several interesting research articles, and reports. Many articles in this issue reiterate the importance of prenatal conditions and maternal nutrition to ensure healthy child growth. Here are some highlights: Knaul and colleagues (2016) in a thoughtful commentary, question the current >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 13

This issue of the Abstract Digest features the 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, the 2015 Global Nutrition Report, the India Health Report, two special supplements focused on child feeding, and several other interesting articles on nutrition and health. Here are some highlights: Calling for a strengthened focus on nutrition, with special attention to the first 1000 >> Read more

Estimating the Cost of Delivering Direct Nutrition Interventions at Scale

More than a third of all children under-five in India are still stunted (RSOC 2014), and other forms of undernutrition also remain a challenge. Our previous analyses indicate that two national programs— the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)— are designed specifically to cover a set of nutrition-specific interventions; >> Read more

New Set of Implementation Notes on Improving Complementary Feeding in India

In May 2015, POSHAN, together with Alive & Thrive requested a call for abstracts on examples of promising programs that have attempted to improve the quality of young children’s diets in India. A panel of expert reviewers chose nine of the submitted abstracts. POSHAN and Alive & Thrive are pleased to launch these today as >> Read more

POSHAN at the International Conference on Maternal and Child Nutrition

POSHAN is thrilled to be a part of the International Conference on Maternal and Child Nutrition (November 23-24, 2015), co-organized by the South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN) and UNICEF. The conference aims to identify and prioritize challenges, review and share evidence and innovation for enhancing maternal and child health, and provide advocacy in >> Read more

How Do We Harness the Nutrition Potential of Social Protection Programs in India?

The most recent data on India from the Rapid Survey of Children (2013-14) shows that there has been considerable improvement in undernutrition indicators in India in the 9 years that passed since the last round of available survey data, the 2005-06 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3). However with almost 40% of children under the age >> Read more