The recently launched UNICEF-World Health Organization (WHO) 2017 Countdown to 2030 report shows mixed results for childhood health and nutrition. The 81 Countdown countries have made progress, but remain far from universal coverage for most essential interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, and nutrition.
We are pleased to release Issue 7 of our bi-monthly Abstract Digest on maternal and child nutrition. This issue features interesting publications examining nutrition from both a biological and political lens, in India and beyond. Highlights include: Abstract Digest-Issue 07 A special open-access issue of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on integratingRead more
Written by Suman Chakrabarti, Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), organized a policy seminar on “Social Protection & Safety Net Interventions” in the month of February in New Delhi. The seminar touched on the role of food and cash transfers in improving poverty, foodRead more
It is recognized that eliminating undernutrition requires actions across multiple sectors. A child must receive food with adequate energy, protein, and micronutrients while at the same time having access to safe water, good sanitation, and quality health care. However, services that need to be delivered are typically not led by the same sector, agency, orRead more
As we wrap up 2013, we are pleased to release the sixth issue of our bi-monthly Abstract Digest on maternal and child nutrition, the last issue for this year. This issue features interesting publications examining nutrition from both a biological and political lens, in India and beyond. An India-based study in The Lancet highlights regional differences inRead more