NFHS 5 calls for urgent action on child nutrition in India
The article highlights findings from the first round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5, a large scale nationwide survey of households in India, released in Dec’20. The article primarily focuses on Five major indicators of child nutrition and compares the outcome of first round of NFHS 5, covering 54% of India’s population with previously conducted NFHS, 3 and 4 in the year 2005-06 and 2015-16 respectively.
Preparing for life after COVID-19: How India’s healthcare system can better respond to future shocks
India’s public healthcare system was tested by the onset of COVID-19. How India’s healthcare system can better respond to future shocks. Here are our findings and recommendations for better future preparedness.
Policy shifts to bolster India’s frontline healthcare workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on India’s frontline healthcare workers and highlighted the need to provide them with infrastructural support and resources to ultimately strengthen the country’s healthcare system. Accredited Social Health Activists or “ASHAs” are one such critical link in India’s efforts to ensure last-mile delivery of healthcare services. ASHAs are informal […]
Public Distribution System (PDS) – From food security to nutrition security
The Public Distribution System provides food security to more than 60% of the Indian population. However, nutrition security is still a challenge as a large segment of the population remains undernourished. Is it the right time for PDS to focus on nutrition security? What are the changes needed to ensure nutrition security through PDS? Watch our short video to find out.
COVID-19 management by local governments: Is there a mantra to follow?
Customer-centric policies and initiatives of the local government are crucial for the management of COVID-19. In India, aspirational districts are pioneering simple yet effective measures to address the immediate needs of the community. This note presents bottom-up measures taken in the Goalpara district, Assam