Tackling malnutrition in a pandemic era: A renewed commitment to action for nutrition in India

As we grapple with the short- and long-term shocks of COVID-19 pandemic world over, a broad range of stakeholders working on nutrition in India, have joined forces to ensure that a strong focus is maintained on nutrition during these unprecedented times. India has witnessed recent successes in strengthening nutrition programming and improving nutrition for the most vulnerable. To ensure that these achievements are not derailed by the current COVID-19 pandemic, this diverse group of nutrition stakeholders, working on various areas of technical and implementation support, research and advocacy, have pledged their renewed Commitment to Action for supporting efforts by the government and all of society in response to this unprecedented challenge.

‘Commitment to Action’ builds on previous consensus statements among the nutrition community in India: the “Leadership Agenda for Nutrition” (2008) and “An Action Agenda for Nutrition Security in India” (2014). Both these were released by the Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security and supported the design of POSHAN Abhiyaan, India’s National Nutrition Mission, in 2018.

We have come together with this Commitment to Action to move forward in a concerted, coordinated and effective manner to achieve nutrition security in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

To read the overview of the Commitment to Action and add your own support and commitment, please click HERE.

 

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India Nutrition COVID-19 Commitment to Action