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Health and nutrition: NITI Aayog’s Compendium on Best Practices in Social Sector 2023

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Source: Niti Aayog

Every day, in this section we are bringing best practices from each category. Today’s best practices will cover the ‘Health and nutrition’

Initiative Name Objective Outcome
HBNC+ (Odisha) Reduce diarrhoea and pneumonia in infants and improve nutrition 68% of infants receiving four complete home visits in three districts
ReMiND (Uttar Pradesh) Reduce maternal and newborn deaths by strengthening supportive supervision of ASHAs After 2 years of ReMiND implementation, there was an increase in knowledge of pregnancy danger signs; more care-seeking and increased quality of care
Nutri Garden Initiative (ICDS, Rajasthan) Promote nutrition security and dietary diversity through community nutrition gardens 70% of 300 malnourished children were able to fight malnutrition in the Banswara district
AMMA program (ICDS, Rajasthan) Community-based program for managing acute malnutrition More than 87% of children recovered during the treatment phase
Mera Baccha Abhiyan (Datia, Madhya Pradesh) Combat malnutrition through public participation A remarkable reduction of 17% in malnutrition rate, higher immunization rate, increased breast-feeding