Nutrition Coalition finds a Home in VHAI

Today was a day of  pure nostalgia for me. I went to listen to Dr.  M.S. Swaminathanspeaking on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Please do look up Dr. Swaminathan here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._S._Swaminathan. For more details of on SDGs follow the link below. http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ I also planned to sign up as a member of the National Coalition for Nutrition and Food Security. http://www.nutritioncoalition.in After many years,  I visited the Voluntary Health Association of India. (VHAI) http://www.vhai.org/ VHAI is the organization where…

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Exclusive Breastfeeding: 8 Steps to a CLF Campaign

The proposed campaign on early and exclusive breastfeeding will be done in eight steps outlined below. Step 1. Identify the Cluster Level Federation Early and exclusive breastfeeding! Which are the cluster level federations willing to do a full-fledged community campaign? Let us  identify them. Step 2. Invite the Federations We invite them to join the campaign and send their Social Action Committee for an orientation and communication planning session Step 3 Orient Social Action Committees The…

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Radio Bultoo

“Radio Bultoo” is the Chhattisgarh’s version of disseminating information through bluetooth-enabled mobile phones in local languages. It uses mobile phone and digital technology for effective communication in rural areas particularly among farmers. Since transfer of files including the voice recording through bluetooth is free, this has gained popularity in some parts of Chhattisgarh. People can record their views, complaints or even songs and music using their ordinary mobile phones. http://cgnetswara.org/ These are then converted to internet-based…

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Jeevika Calls 1

Jeevika calls us to make history. Yes we are called to make history in our life time, in fact in the next three years. Few people in history has had such an opportunity. Jeevika  plans to  impact directly 12 million families or households that is about 72 million people spread over  a 100,000 villages. Yes we  live in epic times. Indirectly we stand to change the behaviour of 100 million people, change the social norms of how they…

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UN is 70. How Relevant is UN?

The UN is 70 years old. There are many views on the way the UN functions. A significant view is   that the  United Nations is both “flawed” and “indispensable.” That is the point of view of the Obama administration. The world sees  two different  UNs. One is the global institution itself. This “UN” is composed of departments, programs and agencies that deliver many essential services like peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. I asked the editor of Himal…

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