Strengthening public health nutrition education in India

Strengthening public health nutrition education in India

Malnutrition remains a major challenge for public health and for human and economic 
development in India. A lack of adequately trained public health professionals and 
nutritionists means that this challenge is not being met. Due to resource constraints, 
the most realistic way of improving this situation is to optimise the use of existing 
infrastructure. The fi rst step to do this is to assess the current landscape of public health 
nutrition (PHN) education in India. Based on a situation analysis and recent fi ndings from 
qualitative studies undertaken by the Transform Nutrition capacity building team, at the 
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), this brief summarises recommendations for the 
role of higher education in tackling malnutrition in India

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