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.
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
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
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
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
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