Creating a data-focused environment to address India's nutritional challenges

BY PRATIMA MATHEWS

New research analyses of key demographic data shine light on the drivers of India’s progress on malnutrition, assess the emergence of new problems such as overweight and non-communicable diseases, and assess how policies and programs are reaching target populations. Participants in a September 4 conference in New Delhi—“Strengthening Actions for Nutrition in India: Insights from the National Family Health Survey” (NFHS)—explored the findings and their applications.

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