Mission Nutrition

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.

  • Capacity building of Frontline Workers

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.

  • Implementing Poshan Abhiyaan

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.


Strengthening government data eco-system and evidence-driven decision-making in Uttar Pradesh, India

A Monitoring and Evaluation Unit was established within UP TSU, to support the Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the use of data for decision-making in terms of data availability, accessibility, quality and use for improved health outcomes. This brief captures the innovative approaches and interventions adopted by UP TSU in strengthening government data eco-system in Uttar Pradesh.

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Insights on Prevention of Anaemia Among Pregnant Women

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.

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Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition

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.

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