The objective of IFPRI’s project is to assess the public health impact of using Sprinkles within an existing network of community-based health workers who are a part of BRAC’s. Essential Health Care program in Bangladesh, and will sell the Sprinkles in communities and provide information on their use.
POSHAN will aim to crystallize the evidence base for action on nutrition in India, bring diverse stakeholders together and actively facilitate dialogue, evidence-building, learning and consensus building, with the goal of moving knowledge into practice in diverse contexts within India. POSHAN will build on existing initiatives, action networks, consortia and coalitions, with the primary goal of strengthening evidence-based dialogue and action.
The Transform Nutrition research programme consortium is a six-year programme of research, capacity strengthening and policy communications led by the International Food Policy Research Institute. The consortium includes the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, the Institute of Development Studies, UK, Public Health Foundation of India, Save the Children, UK, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Alive and Thrive is 3-country initiative to combat global child undernutrition through the promotion of appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, using Vietnam, Ethiopia and Bangladesh as demonstration countries. This initiative is built on evidence showing the importance of good nutrition in the first 2 years of life.
One third of the world’s malnourished children live in India. Rates of undernutrition reduction are disturbingly sluggish when compared to the rate at which the Indian economy has grown in recent years. Given that agriculture employs more than half the Indian workforce — and is an especially important source of livelihood in poorer rural areas – the sector could and should play a bigger role in reducing undernutrition in the country.