NITI Aayog, in a joint effort with IFPRI, IIPS, UNICEF and IEG launch ‘The State Nutrition Profiles” for 19 States and Union Territories

What is the news?

NITI Aayog, in a joint effort with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Indian Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), UNICEF and the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) has launched ‘The State Nutrition Profiles’ for 19 States and Union Territories.

About the ‘State Nutrition Profiles’ (SNPs)

The SNPs give insights on nutrition outcomes, immediate and underlying determinants and interventions based on National Family Health Survey (NFHS) rounds 3, 4 and 5.

The SNPs include a comprehensive compilation of crucial data that can positively affect policy decisions and facilitate research in the area.

They contain the trend analysis of key indicators such as wasting, stunting, anemia, underweight and overweight and NCDs (Diabetes and High blood pressure) showcase the variability of performance across districts.

The reports highlight the best and worst-performing districts, the highest-burden districts and top coverage districts of the country.

How the SNPs are framed?

The SNPs are based on the headcount-based analyses and use of data from NFHS-5 to provide evidence that helps identify priority districts and the number of districts in the state with public health concerns as per WHO guidelines.

The SNPs include a colour-coded dashboard to compare the coverage of nutrition interventions across all the districts in the state.

Each SNP has incorporated key takeaways for children, women and men and identifies areas where the state has the potential to improve further.

Source:  This post is based on the article “NITI Aayog, in a joint effort with IFPRI, IIPS, UNICEF and IEG launch ‘The State Nutrition Profiles” for 19 States and Union Territories” published in PIB on 1st October 2021.

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