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India - Nutrition Determinants and Strategies in Nagaland : Summary of Findings (English)

The state of Nagaland, with a population of two million, is situated in the North-East region of India. The state's topography is hilly with very poor roads and connectivity. The state has 11 districts, 52 blocks, and 1,500 villages. In 2014-15, per capita net state domestic product was estimated at US dollar 1,172 (INR 78,526), slightly lower than the national figure of US dollar 1,297 (INR 86,879). However, the socioeconomic distribution in Nagaland is more equitable than the national pattern, in 2012-13, an estimated 19 percent of the population lived below the official poverty line in the state, lower than the national average of 22 percent. Tribal communities make up almost 90 percent of Nagaland's population. The Nagaland Department of Health and Family Welfare (DoHFW) requested technical support for better understanding nutrition determinants and developing strategies that could be implemented at the community level with the support of the Nagaland Health Project. The objectives are to better understand the barriers to improved nutrition and health in Nagaland and to help the state government to develop strategies to address these issues. This involves analytical work (involving both primary and secondary data analysis) to identify gaps and bottlenecks, informing the development of contextually-appropriate and feasible strategies. Technical assistance focuses on supporting the state government in the design of strategies based on the findings of the analytical work. The development objectives of this advisory services and analytics (ASA) activity are: (i) to improve knowledge about the determinants of malnutrition in North East India; (ii) to identify gaps in maternal and child health and nutrition services for disadvantaged communities; and (iii) to support development of cross-sectoral strategies to combat malnutrition at the community level.


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    Mullen,Patrick M., Bhatnagar,Aarushi, Kim,Young Eun, Kak,Mohini, Bathula,Amith Nagaraj, Harnam,Neesha, Kaplan,Avril Dawn, Baruah,Mamata, Menon,Rekha

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    India - Nutrition Determinants and Strategies in Nagaland : Summary of Findings

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    maternal and child health; international food policy research institute; maternal and child health services; Infant and Young Child Feeding; health and nutrition; Antenatal Care; maternal and child nutrition; source of drinking water; nutrition service; early stages of implementation; home delivery due; food insecurity; qualitative study; health facility; nutrition outcome; impact on health; indoor air pollution; local health service; health services administrators; quantitative survey; pregnant woman; conditional cash transfer; focus group; lack of awareness; iron deficiency anemia; proportion of woman; health facility survey; antenatal care services; community level; capacity of community; ethnographic case study; assessment of design; quality of care; vegetable and fruit; child growth monitoring; determinants of malnutrition; improvements in health; quantitative data collection; government health facility; series of workshops; severely malnourished children; services for children; access to food; food preparation; consumption of alcohol; fruit and vegetable; lack of resource; gap in knowledge; delivery of health; green leafy vegetable; official poverty line; public health management; adequate toilet facility; cost of meat; ambient air pollution; burden of disease; children of ages; delivery care; sample household; household access; household head; nutritional status; complementary feeding; monitoring data; informant interviews; Nutrition Issues; behaviour change; Health Workers; poor sanitation; feeding practice; adequate diet; supplementary food; health committee; healthcare provider; birth registration; data management; wealth quintile; home visit; remote area; financial constraint; child vaccination; adult male; adult woman; pilot site; behavior change; cultural norm; complementary food; nutritional outcome; hygiene practice; cash incentives; basic vaccinations; lessons learnt; supplementary nutrition; cold chain; polio vaccine; conceptual framework; social structure; small fund; financial incentive; salary payment



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Mullen,Patrick M. Bhatnagar,Aarushi Kim,Young Eun Kak,Mohini Bathula,Amith Nagaraj Harnam,Neesha Kaplan,Avril Dawn Baruah,Mamata Menon,Rekha

India - Nutrition Determinants and Strategies in Nagaland : Summary of Findings (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.