It is estimated that approximately 70% of children in India, between the ages of 6 months and 59 months are anemic. This blog highlights the need for interventions targeting children’s nutrition in the first 1,000 days, given that addressing malnutrition and hunger is complex and requires collaboration between various stakeholders. It is imperative to adopt a multi stakeholder approach. This includes public private partnerships or PPP involving diverse stakeholders from SMEs, MSMEs and other experts and organisations
- Investments in health and nutrition must be viewed as long term investments. Over the years, India has struggled to reduce undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency diseases.
- In 2021, Global Hunger Index. India ranks 101 out of 116 countries.
- A multi stakeholder approach that includes public private partnerships or PPP involving diverse stakeholders from SMEs, MSMEs and other experts and organisations is imperative
- The POSHAN Abhiyan launched by the government along with all key stakeholders, endeavors to develop and scale-up business models for private sector engagement
- CRB, WFP and Cargill have developed and designed the Nutrition Innovation Mini-Challenge in order to identify scalable solutions that will contribute towards creating an enabling environment for nutrition-seeking behaviour using innovative and inclusive approaches.
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