Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Maternal nutrition, Research
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Policy advocacy, Strategic use of data
Despite a favorable policy environment for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN), frontline delivery of critical MIYCN interventions has been a sustained challenge in India’s public health nutrition programs. A&T and the Deepak Foundation conducted a baseline assessment as part of the evaluation strategy in eight selected medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The study aimed to assess changes in the degree to which MIYCN is addressed in the pre-service curricula of medical colleges, as well as in the services of the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Preventive and Social Medicine.