children under the age of five are stunted1
down from 48% in (2005-06)2 to 38% in (2015-16)1
children under the age of five are under weight1
despite a decline from 43% (2005-06)2 to 36% (2015-16)1
the pregnant women are anaemic1
down from 58% (2005-06)2 to 50.4% (2015-16)1
children under 6 months exclusively breastfed (2015-16)1
up from 46% in 2005-062
By 2030, End all forms of malnutrition in children under 5 years of age and address
the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women
In collaboration with the University of Manitoba, we support the Government of Uttar Pradesh in reducing
maternal and child mortality, by improving Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN),
in 29 high priority districts and aspirational districts.
We support the Department of Child Development’s Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and National Health Mission, in building the capacity of Frontline Workers (Anganwadi Workers and ASHAs) to counsel communities with focus on promoting the early initiation of breast-feeding within the first hour of birth, exclusive breast-feeding up to 6 months, importance of diet diversity in children above 6 months, iron + folic acid supplements for pregnant women.
We support the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and State Nutrition Mission in implementating the Poshan Abhiyaan.
We provide technical support for rolling out of the ICDS Common Application Software, facilitating Incremental Learning Approach Training, supporting quality implementation of community-based events and facilitating the development of Convergent Action Plans at the block and district levels.
This brief identifies the opportunity gaps in the effective coverage cascade for prevention of anaemia among pregnant women in India. The effective coverage cascade is used to identify coverage gaps, quantify coverage at each step, determine where the largest gaps exist within the cascade and prioritize where actions are most urgent. The findings are based on NFHS 5 data.Read More
Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition or MIYCN refers to nutrition of the mother and child during the 1000 days window of opportunity, that extends from conception until the second birthday of the child. This brief gives an easy lucid understanding on importance of MIYCN and the key interventions that can improve maternal and child health.Read More
The Government of Uttar Pradesh is developing a Human Resources for Health strategy, which includes policies to address rural distribution & retention of government doctors in Uttar Pradesh. This paper throws light on the stakeholder analysis and results pertaining to rural distribution and retention of doctors in the government sector in the state.Read More