Public Health Nutrition Programmes in Odisha: A Conceptual Approach to Assessment of Intervention

Public Health Nutrition Programmes in Odisha: A Conceptual Approach to Assessment of Intervention

Undernutrition is a global issue. India ranks second in world of the number of children suffering from malnutrition. Odisha, located in the eastern zone of India, shares about 8% of the total undernutrition burden of the Country. Despite of severl flag-ship progarmme interventions by the Government of India and the State government of Odisha, undernutrition especially amongst 0-6 years childern has not shown any significant decline over last five decades. This paper analyzes the existing public health nutrition interventions in the State using the conceptual framework by UNICEF and provides future directives for generating evidences towards setting programme and policy objectives.