Media Stories

WeCan engages with media on an ongoing basis to disseminate case studies, innovations, and success stories from the field. The media outreach helps bring the field success stories in the mainstream national media and reached the larger audience including the partners, stakeholders and donors. So far, we have captured stories around the role of Panchayati Raj Institution members in addressing malnutrition and bringing reforms in the health and nutrition services in their villages and community-based approaches used to reduce anemia. The media stories documented are from the following states: Odisha, Maharashtra, Bihar and Rajasthan. 

PRIs: Enabling Agents For The Last Mile Nutrition Delivery

With 28 years of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and nearly 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats across the country, PRIs continue to be the drivers of development initiatives at the grassroots. …...Read More.

Leveraging community engagement for uninterrupted health and nutrition services during COVID-19

Since its onset, COVID-19 had an unfavourable fallout on public health systems, livelihoods, and economies further marginalising vulnerable communities around the world. In this scenario, community preparedness is imperative in managing risk through dissemination of accurate information. …...Read More.

Opinion: Supportive Supervision Can Provide A Methodological Shift For Ensuring The Quality Nutrition Services

It is important to bring in modern methods to mentor Anganwadi workers with a focus on enhancing their service delivery skills and developing a problem resolution approach, says Priyanka Bajaj, Nutrition Expert. …...Read More.

National Family Health Survey V: The Nutrition Story of India

Recently Ministry of Health and Family welfare have released the report of Phase I of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) -V. The report covers findings from across 22 states and union territories. …...Read More.

Anganwadi centres must be recast in a new avatar

While infrastructure development and capacity building of the anganwadi remains the key to improving the programme, the standards of all its services need to be upscaled …...Read More.

How India’s nutrition security can be improved

The govt’s POSHAN Abhiyaan is a step in the right direction. But for it to succeed an empowered community must form its backbone and the measures adopted should be inclusive, across the urban-rural and literacy fault-lines …...Read More.

We have only a small window of opportunity before our demographic dividend ends. We must make the most of it. To address the challenge of malnutrition, we need a basic understanding of the social, behavioural and cultural practices that promote healthy dietary behaviour, both at the individual and community level…...Read More

The National Education Policy (NEP 2020) has been viewed as instrumental in bringing necessary changes in our education system. Addressing health and nutrition of school-going children is also essential…...Read More

Nutrition has been widely acknowledged as a crucial component for the overall development of a country. Government of India’s (GoI) flagship programme, POSHAN Abhiyaan is a crucial step in working towards improving the nutrition indicators of the country. ....Read More

With a little help and encouragement, tribals from two remote blocks in Odisha banish malnourishment while wooing biodiversity in their region.Bissam Cuttack and Muniguda, two remote tribal blocks in Odisha’s Rayagada district, about 370 kms southeast of Bhubaneshwar, are famous for their scenic beauty, Read More

These Poshan Champions use a simple instrument, the cellphone, to help pregnant and lactating women COVID-19 has wreaked havoc all over. It has not only led to millions of people suffering due to loss of jobs and livelihood,..Read More

Here are 6 steps the government must take to ensure that the nutrition needs of vulnerable women and children are not compromised by the pandemic and its fallout. The rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, as well as the measures adopted to contain its spread have put many families at risk by impacting their food supply,.Read More

RANI (Reduction in Anaemia through Normative Innovations) is a social norm-based intervention, aiming to reduce anaemia among women of reproductive age by promoting the consumption of iron folic acid (IFA) along with nutritious food. It is being currently carried out in Angul district of Odisha…Read More

A human interest from Bihar, profiling a Nutrition Champion- Shaila Devi, an elected woman representative who has been instrumental in bringing in a change in the maternal and child health and nutrition systems and services in her ward…Read More

Here is a story of Jyotsna from Gadhchiroli, where a first-time sarpanch leveraged her position to lead the panchayats to become suposhit…Read More

The PRI Champion: A Sarpanch from Bundi, Rajasthan who helped his village fight malnutrition and inspired many neighbouring villages to actively invest in the health and nutrition…Read More 

 Journey of C2IQ: To ensure uninterrupted Coverage, Continuity, Intensity and Quality during the pandemic, the large platform for nutrition partners has gone digital…Read More 

In India, traditionally, the women of the household are the last to eat, after the rest of the family has had their food. This is the case not just in rural India, but in the urban parts as well, and where the women are earning members…Read More

A mother’s overall health and wellbeing is important in ensuring that her newborn is healthy. Investment in quality maternal nutrition can go a long way in promoting inter-generational growth and boost the child’s potential…Read More