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The frontliners of the first 1,000-day window of life

  • Published
    8th Nov, 2022

Context:

It is crucial to empower frontline health workers who are driving mother and child nutrition and development outcomes at the last mile.

Foundation of Human Health:

  • Addressing Malnutrition: Optimal maternal and infant nutrition is an effective set of interventions in reducing child deaths and disease.
  • First 1,000 days of life: The first two years of a child’s life, present a critical window of opportunity in ensuring optimal growth, lifelong health, and brain development.
  • Programmatic Efforts: POSHAN Abhiyaan aims at improving nutritional outcomes by focusing on capacity building, service delivery, community mobilization, and the use of technology.
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