India has the highest child undernutrition rates in the world and was also heavily affected by COVID-19. The pandemic had a broad impact affecting health, nutrition and education services as well as livelihoods and the economy. The rationale of the Technical Support was to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on nutrition programs such as Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices, and nutrition monitoring which would then strengthen the nutrition information system. This Technical Support also fostered collaboration among partners for joint nutrition programming as well as monitoring. The support also aimed at strengthening the Covid -19 nutrition website in a way that is well organized and user-friendly.
Conducted in-depth interviews with partners for the development of joint nutrition- COVID-19 information management systems.
Conducted comprehensive desk reviews for COVID-19 and nutrition information such as policies, guidelines, and programs.
Conducted several meetings with IT experts which improved COVID-19 and nutrition website.
Provided capacity building to partners to analyse COVID-19 and nutrition information.