PoshanCOVID19 provides at one place all source authenticated information on child nutrition and maternal health, and related topics in the context of COVID-19. Launched in May 2020, the website is an initiative of the Centre of Excellence at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Bombay in collaboration with development partners.
The resources page is an online repository of various government circulars, national and international guidelines, and technical documents, on program implementation during the Pandemic. This is a compilation of COVID-19 resources focusing on nutrition, food security, early childhood development and related issues. The resources are categorized into topics and subtopics and can be accessed through the search function. The central and state-level policies since the start of the outbreak and lock-down are also provided in the efforts to restore essential services across the life cycle. The Resources site is updated regularly, providing comprehensive evidence-informed guidance in nutrition and is publicly available for policymakers, researchers, health professionals and the general public.
The monitoring page tracks the interactions between COVID-19 and nutrition at the State level on a monthly basis. It includes developments at the state level and data compiled by various development partners to showcase the status of continuity of key maternal health and child nutrition-related services post COVID. The page lists state-wise information from surveys, rapid assessments, journals, state and district level reports among others.
The purpose of this initiative is to present available data in an easy-to-use format to policymakers and programme managers to strengthen public health nutrition during the COVID-19 crisis.
Spatial analysis of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4 and NFHS-5) datasets providing state and national information for India on maternal and child health, nutrition, anaemia, utilization and quality of health, and many more; for better policy and programme implementation