WCD Minister highlights prevention of stunting among children

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Use of Technology is a major aspect and NFHS-4 is the baseline for POSHAN Abhiyaan

According to Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani POSHAN Abhiyaan set up by the Government on 18.12.2017 aims to reduce the level of stunting in children (0-6 years), under-nutrition (underweight prevalence) in children (0-6 years) and Low Birth Weight at 2% per annum and reduce anaemia among young children (6-59 months), women and adolescent girls at 3% per annum across the country. 

The work undertaken under this Mission is ensuring convergence with various other programmes. IT enabled Common Application Software for strengthening service delivery and interventions.

Community Mobilization and Awareness Advocacy leading to Jan Andolan – to educate the people on nutritional aspects and Capacity Building of frontline functionaries. 

As part of implementation, strengthening of the service delivery and intervention through Convergence and use of Technology is a major aspect and the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) is the baseline for POSHAN Abhiyaan.


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