Friday, January 22, 2021

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, UNICEF India, FOGSI and 3 others partner for POSHAN Abhiyaan

Must read

How to watch The Family Man, Mirzapur and other popular titles for free on Amazon Prime Video

Love Prime Video’s content? Want to renew your subscription - but it is the end of the month, and the wallet is...

Rana Daggubati on the latest discovery+ original ‘Mission Frontline’

Bengaluru, January 19, 2021. Last December, discovery+ announced it was foraying into the world of exclusive Indian originals. Now,...

Grab Your ‘Ticket To Hollywood’ And Catch The Dwayne Johnson Blockbuster ‘Jumanji

Mumbai, 19 January, 2021. In one of the biggest festive offerings on television for 2020, ZEE’s newest pan-network property, ‘Ticket...

A MUSICAL ODE TO THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS

New Delhi, 19th January 2021. On the occasion of Republic Day, Tabla Wizard Pandit Chaturlal Memorial Society is...

BENGALURU, India, Nov. 17, 2020.

In an effort to strengthen the implementation of the revolutionary POSHAN Abhiyaan or National Nutrition Mission, Government of India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and nursing mothers, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), UNICEF India, Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India, Pregnancy and Obesity Nutrition Initiative (PONI), Alive & Thrive, Nutrition International and ARTIST For Her (Asian Research & Training Institute for Skill Transfer), a premier institute for learning are partnering to create a seamless cooperation.

All these organisations will meet every month for scientific deliberations on various issues addressed under POSHAN to enhance understanding of its members, partner agencies and professionals on new evidence and guidance on nutrition issues. The first deliberation focusing on Obesity in Pregnancy and Maternal Health in India concluded on November 10 anchored and led by Dr. Hema Divakar, who is the Vice Chair of the NCD committee at FIGO. Experts part of the deliberations were Dr. Olivia Barata Cavalcanti, Director of Science & Education at the World Obesity Federation (WOF); Dr. Vani Sethi, Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF; Zivai Murira, Nutrition Advisor, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia; Prof. Mark Hanson, University of Southampton and Prof. Fionnuala McAuliffe, University College Dublin.

Speaking about the recommendations discussed, Dr. Hema, pointed out, “POSHAN Abhiyaan follows four-point strategy for the implementation of the mission – Inter-sectoral convergence for better service delivery; Use of technology (ICT) for real time growth monitoring and tracking of women and children; Intensified health and nutrition services for the first 1000 days and Jan Andolan. The role of like-minded organisation and forums like ours are critical for the success of POSHAN.”

Dr Vani Sethi emphasised on the steps taken by the Government of India on ensuring nutrition-rich diet, rolling out capacity building, translating ideas into action and collaborating with professional organisations. Prof Fionnuala spoke about new FIGO obesity guidelines while Prof Hanson shared his experiences and best practices. The deliberations brought to fore several insights. WOF operates a training and certification program, SCOPE, which addresses professional development for obesity care in healthcare systems. Another programme MAPPS is aimed at monitoring obesity prevention and treatment in health systems across the globe.

Dr. Hema observed that such insights were critical to strengthening POSHAN Abhiyaan. “There are several experts and organisations in India that can be part of the Poshan Abhiyaan to implement best practices among clinicians to improve the nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women & nursing mothers and important aspects related to the programme,” she said.

Bengaluru-based ARTIST conducts training, teaching and research in order to fill these gaps through the practice of Skill Transfer. ARTIST aims at imparting such skill transfer training throughout the country in various phases. FOGSI runs focused programmes on maternal health and nutrition through its member organisations. The experts will connect with various such organisations to ensure that POSHAN Abhiyaan meets its objectives in the short as well as long terms.

ARTIST will collaborate with FIGO and other partners to pilot and escalate the implementation of the recommendations of the deliberations in India and Asia.

Dr. Faysal El Kak, Vice-President, FIGO and Dr. Moshe Hod, Chair of PNCD Committee, FIGO, made the opening remarks about the vision and mission of FIGO, the global voice for women’s health.

More articles

Latest article

NSDC partners with California State University Long for skill seekers by cataloguing 200+ free courses

New Delhi, January 21, 2020. In its commitment to strengthen Skill India Mission, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has...

How to watch The Family Man, Mirzapur and other popular titles for free on Amazon Prime Video

Love Prime Video’s content? Want to renew your subscription - but it is the end of the month, and the wallet is...

HERO SURPASSES THE MONUMENTAL 100 MILLION CUMULATIVE PRODUCTION MILESTONE

New Delhi, January 21, 2021. Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, today surpassed the significant...

Tanla partners with Microsoft to launch blockchain-enabled CPaaS platform

Hyderabad, January 20, 2021. Tanla Platforms Limited and Microsoft today announced the launch of Wisely, a block chain-enabled communications...

BRILLOCA LAUNCHES A NEW STORE ‘LIVESPACE’ IN JAIPUR

Jaipur, January 20, 2021. Underlining its commitment to reach its customers across key market in the country, Brilloca, home...
Live Updates COVID-19 CASES