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

Data Without Dialogue

The undernutrition situation in India is persistent and devastating (Visit the Global Nutrition Report website for India's country profiles). Within India’s decentralised government system there are, however, numerous programmes aimed at addressing the underlying causes of undernutrition. Yet, the extent to which these programmes contribute toward improved nutrition outcomes is dependent on effective leadership at the >> 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

POSHAN 2014 Update

Dear friends of nutrition in India, It’s hard to imagine that we’re already in February!  As we launch headlong into our work for the year, on behalf of POSHAN, I would like to thank you for being part of our nutrition journey in 2014! In the spirit of the prevailing ICYMI (“in case you missed >> Read more

Day 1 Reflections: Together for Nutrition 2014

We heard many rich presentations on Day 1 of the Together for Nutrition Conference on both global evidence and state experiences. I took away three overarching themes: 1. How interventions from other sectors are delivered matters We saw that it is not either/or in terms of direct nutrition interventions vs. those from other sectors. The >> Read more

Why We Need to Work ‘Together for Nutrition’

Stuart Gillespie, CEO of Transform Nutrition reflects on the "spectrum of collaboration options available" on day 1 of the 'Together for Nutrition 2014' conference in Delhi which is jointly supported by Transform Nutrition and POSHAN. "We have had a great first day, with a lot of energy and a richness and diversity in the experiences of >> Read more

Working Multisectorally to Improve Nutrition: Current Status and Global Lessons

Though it is recognized that working multisectorally is critical to ensuring that adequate food, health, and care reach children, it isn’t always clear how to do so and it is rarely easy. With an aim of garnering lessons learned that could inform India’s policymakers and program implementers, POSHAN commissioned a review of global and Indian >> Read more