Focus on adolescent girls, the would-be mothers, pregnant women, children, and also lactating mothers is essential, says Dr Rajesh Kumar, former Mission Director POSHAN Abhiyaan.
According to an Ethnographic Study done in Amravati and Nandurbar districts, where Reckitt Benckiser is working in the field of nutrition, people have a lot of faith in the traditional healers, and their first impulse is to rush to them in case of any illness.
In Rajasthan, the Safe Childbirth Checklist is being implemented by Jhpiego, a non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, with support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and in partnership with the Government of Rajasthan across 101 public facilities.
The Swasth Bharat Prerak programme is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Tata Trusts. Around 300 Preraks are spread across 22 states.
The innovative colour-coded plates are helping spread awareness about nutrition among women in the Maharashtra districts of Amravati and Nandurbar, in a big push to the government’s Poshan Abhiyaan.
The ICDS-Common Application Software -- the world’s largest mobile health platform that was rolled out last year as part of the Poshan Abhiyaan -- will cover all Anganwadis in the country via the mobile phone by March next year.
There has been “acceleration” in reduction in the stunting and wasting levels of children under 5 years in India, says Alok Kumar, Advisor NITI Aayog.
Around 11% men and 15% women in the world are obese, and by 2015 the number is projected to rise to 18% men and 21% women. Though India is behind in terms of percentage, in terms of absolute numbers we are at the front. With 3.8% men and 4.2% women as obese, India is the third most obese country in the world!, writes Dr Kamal Mahawar.
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been developing crops that are climate friendly, help the farmers get more income and are nutritious, says Padhee.
As part of the programme, the company aims to reduce child stunting by 40 per cent and wasting by 95 percent in the 1,000 villages over five years.
With its network of 13 offices and fanning across 16 states, Unicef India is focusing on supporting the government’s Nutrition Mission in a big way through programmes to increase awareness and understanding of good nutrition, de Wagt told Outlook
NITI Aayog Advisor Alok Kumar says, the government is determinedly pushing ahead with its flagship Poshan Abhiyaan as it seeks to tackle malnutrition in the country in a big way.
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