South Asia Conference on Policies and Practices to Improve Nutrition

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New Delhi, India

During July 30-31, 2014, IntraHealth International staff members will present our work at the South Asia Conference on Policies and Practices to Improve Nutrition in New Delhi, India.

The conference brings together leading researchers, government and non-government agency representatives, program implementers, and many others. Participants discuss and share experiences and research results on all aspects of nutrition policies, practices, and programs primarily from South Asian countries that have successfully lowered their malnutrition rates.


Wednesday, July 30
11:30 am – 1:30 pm “Feasibility and Effectiveness of Using Mobile Phone Application as a Learning and Counselling Tool for Community Health Workers.” Girdhari Bora, ICT advisor at IntraHealth, explains the feasibility and effectiveness of mSakhi, an mHealth application that improves the knowledge and counseling ability of accredited social health activists (ASHAs) on critical maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition issues.
Venue: Magnolia

4:30 – 6:00 pm “Improving Home Visits and Counseling by Anganwadi Workers.” Dr. Abrar Khan, senior technical advisor at IntraHealth, presents a poster of our work in improving the performance of Anganwadi workers (AWWs), enabling them to provide better nutrition education to mothers to combat infant and child malnutrition.
Venue: Willow


2:30 – 4:30 pm “Strengthening Village Health and Nutrition Days to Provide Outreach Services to Marginalized Populations in India.” Madhuri Narayanan, IntraHealth’s country director in India, examines the strategic technical support provided to improve the coverage and quality of Village Health and Nutrition Days in Uttar Pradesh.
Venue: Magnolia

4:30 – 6:00 pm Reducing Anemia among Adolescent Girls in Jharkhand.” Dr. Manju Shukla, project director for the IntraHealth-led CapacityPlus project, presents a poster on findings from the project’s efforts to increase anemia awareness and prevention and to increase consumption of iron-folic acid supplementation among adolescent girls.
Venue: Willow

Wednesday, July 31
2:00 – 3:30 pm “Demonstrating a Multisectoral Approach to Improved Nutrition in Gumla, Jharkhand.” Laboni Jana, senior program advisor, presents a poster to that shows how a mulitsectoral approach can be successfully implemented at the district and block levels to help translate priorities into sustained nutrition security in India.
Venue: Willow



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