Stunting in children is a measure of chronic undernutrition with profound irreversible adverse consequences. Childhood stunting is the most prevalent form of undernutrition in India and most severe in tribal population. The mechanisms to deliver the essential nutrition interventions for women do exist but are managed by multiple departments, with weak coordination. Community engagement in improving last mile delivery of health and nutrition interventions has been researched and valued, but has largely remained honorary work.
This study assesses feasibility of community collectives as a funded stakeholder (partner) for improved delivery of essential women's nutrition interventions in tribal pockets/hamlets with high prevalence childhood stunting....Read more
The Government of India is keen to attain global standards for its Immunization Program and several initiatives have been taken recently in this direction. As India hopes to reach at least 90% full immunization coverage over the next five years, it is critical to strengthen the immunization supply chain in the country. With the advent of newer technologies in temperature monitoring, cold chain storage and transportation equipment especially using green energy, stock and inventory management, there is a high potential to improve the existing system.
The Handbook will also prove useful in understanding of various immunization related Management Information Systems (MIS) such as National Cold Chain Management Information System (NCCMIS), electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) etc....Read more