Nutrition

Our programmes combat the causes and consequences of malnutrition among infants, adolescent girls, and pregnant and lactating women. Sustainable, multi-sectoral and inter-generational programme approaches tackle infant and child mortality, low body mass index and other micronutrient deficiencies among girls and women.

The programmes address both the underlying and immediate determinants influencing the nutritional status of women and children. Underlying determinants include food security, adequate care giving resources at maternal, household and community levels; access to health services and a safe and hygienic environment. Food and nutrient intake, feeding, care giving and parenting practices, and burden of infectious diseases consitute the immediate determinants.

We work closely with the government to design and test innovations, provide technical assistance and facilitate knowledge transfer.


Current Projects

Multi-sectoral Nutrition Project

Improving access, quality and coverage of nutrition interventions among infants and women

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Concluded Projects

  • Axshya: Providing Supportive Supervision for Counsellors working in DRTB sites

    Project Axshya (meaning ‘free of TB’) was launched in April 2010 as
    the civil society component of a five year project funded by a Round 9
    grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (The Global
    Fund).The government is focusing on scaling up access to MDR-TB
    diagnosis and treatment to over 750 million people by 2015. Axshya
    aims to support the Government of India’s Revised National
    Tuberculosis Control Programme to expand its reach, visibility and
    effectiveness. It engaged community based providers to improve TB
    services, especially for women and children, and marginalised,
    vulnerable and TB- HIV co-infected populations. Axshya is
    coordinated by two civil society representative organisations-
    International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and South
    EAST Asia Office and World Vision India. KHPT implemented it from
    2010 to 2015 in Karnataka.

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