Every second pregnant woman is anemic, while a quarter of women in the reproductive age are undernourished. Globally, India is home to one-third of the world's stunted children. The intergenerational cycle of malnutrition remains a silent crisis with an adverse impact on productivity and economic development. CKD re-invigorates the fight against maternal undernutrition, prevent low birth weight, anaemia, and stunting to accelerate women, children, and adolescent girls' physical and cognitive development. By energising community ownership and collaboration with local and national governments, we will implement proven interventions to break the obstinate legacy of malnutrition.

Project Sashakt

Empowering Women and Girls with Knowledge on Health and Nutrition

Supported by GAIL (India) Limited, Project 'Sashakt' aims to enhance health and nutrition awareness among tribal adolescents (10-19 years old), their caregivers- teachers/wardens/families and frontline health workers (ASHAs/ANMs/AWWs) in two blocks: Jhabua & Meghnagar of Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh. This project centres on raising awareness about Anemia and Sickle Cell Anemia among adolescents and their families. Its primary focus is to foster healthier habits in this demographic. Additionally, caregivers will be informed about targeted messages that debunk myths and address misconceptions, ultimately motivating adolescents to adopt better eating habits regarding quantity and quality of food.

Prabhat Poshan Saathi

Working towards better nutrition of young children and young mothers in 187 villages of Maharashtra and Gujarat

“Prabhat Poshan Saathi Program” is an initiative supported by Prabhat – HUL’s community development being implemented by Centre for Knowledge and Development, which aims to improve the nutrition of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and young children in the Buldana and Nasik districts of Maharashtra and Kutch district of Gujarat. The program uses a behaviour change approach to benefit adolescent girls (10-19 years), pregnant and lactating women, women of the reproductive age group (15-49 years), and children under five years.

सुपोषित Jharkhand

Closing The Gap In Nutrition

Supported by the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Matrix of Change project will strengthen nutrition governance using a top-down and bottom-up social accountability mechanism. The project will strive to make the Government of India's flagship programmes for mothers and children become well-resourced and implemented, ensuring increased access and service delivery. 0.5 million of the most marginalised tribal women and children across 5 districts of Jharkhand will be benefitted.

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Transforming systems for high impact nutrition results

Rajpusht, a joint initiative of Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), UK and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), collaborates with the Government of Rajasthan towards removing barriers to maternal and child health and prioritising nutrition. The project strengthens the Integrated Child Development Services Programme (ICDS) and has developed a state-wide social and behaviour change strategy to fight under-nutrition, targeting individual, family and community behaviours.

We Can

Collaboration for nutrition

WeCan, funded by BMGF, supported the identification, aggregation and dissemination of insights from innovative and scalable models on nutrition for rural women and children in Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Adopting a collective approach, the project served as a strategic platform for governments, donors and development partners. This facilitated convergence and cross-learning that influenced policy and programmatic design.

Maternal Nutrition

Implementation Research for the Integration of Interventions

In collaboration with Alive & Thrive, a global initiative of BMGF, the project worked with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to mainstream delivery of maternal nutrition within existing health programmes. Design and implementation of multi-pronged strategies led to behaviour change of pregnant women and their immediate family members.

The project has created a repository of training modules and job aids for front line workers and monitoring formats and communication collaterals for community engagement activities.