The India Health Report on Nutrition 2015 is now available following a launch in Delhi with Honourable Minister Smt Maneka Gandhi and Honourable Minister Shri Jagat Prakash present. This new report from Transform Nutrition offers a critical analysis of the current situation with nutrition at the national and state levels in India. It provides easy-to-understand, state-wise data dashboards for 28 states and Delhi that give a comprehensive view of nutrition and its determinants. It looks at disparities in these outcomes and their multiple determinants across geographical regions, socio-economic classes, and demographic groups and helps identify strategic choices for policy-making at the state level.
The Transform Nutrition research brief Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era, is now available in Amharic. This briefing summarises a paper by Lisa Smith and Lawrence Haddad which used data from 1970-2012 for 116 countries to investigate the factors that have contributed to past reductions in child undernutrition and identify priorities for the future.
We know a lot more about what is driving malnutrition and we know more about the type of interventions that are needed to respond. And yet, we continue to struggle with the “how” questions. A new Transform Nutrition research brief written by Stuart Gillespie is out now Scaling up impact on nutrition: what will it take? which will help guide policymakers and programme managers when designing and planning for scaling up impact on nutrition.
A new research brief from Transform Nutrition Understanding, enabling and building effective leadership in nutrition explores how effective leaders understand the systems which both shape and constrain their action; and are able to translate this understanding into action which spans the boundaries of sectors and disciplinary knowledge.
A new Transform Nutrition research brief is out now which summarises a 2015 paper Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era, published in World Development. This paper by Lisa Smith and Lawrence Haddad uses data from 1970-2012 for 116 countries to investigate the factors that have contributed to past reductions in child undernutrition and identify priorities for the future. This briefing is also now available in Amharic.
South Asia has long had persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition—the so-called Asian enigma. Yet Bangladesh has managed to sustain a rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. How? [Read more…]
How has high-level political momentum for nutrition been generated? and what needs to happen to turn this momentum into results? A new research brief from Transform Nutrition The politics of reducing malnutrition: building commitment and accelerating progress is now out which summarises the findings from paper 4 of the 2013 Lancet series on Maternal and Child Nutrition.
The use of mobile phones may offer innovative opportunities to make nutrition surveillance more effective, timely and credible. This new Research Brief Using mobile phones for nutrition surveillance from Transform Nutrition provides highlights from an evidence review on the impact of using mobile phone technology for nutrition surveillance in resource-low settings.
A new Transform Nutrition research brief has just been published Women’s empowerment and nutrition:what does the evidence tell us? This brief considers three interventions – cash transfers, agricultural interventions, and microfinance programmes – and reflects on evidence of their impact on women’s empowerment, health- and nutrition-related behaviours, and final outcomes.
This research brief from Transform Nutrition Strengthening public health nutrition education in India written by our partners Public Health Foundation of India summarises recommendations from their research on the role of higher education in tackling malnutrition in India.