Managing Childhood Under-Nutrition Role and Scope of Health Services

Rajib Dasgupta et al

Economic & Political Weekly EPW april 21, 2012 vol xlviI no 16

This study provides insights to some of the key functions of the Integrated Child Development Scheme and health services in the management of childhood
under-nutrition in six key empowered action group states. It explores the underlying process and determinants of under-nutrition and the mannerin which these two key services are playing out their role and scope in contributing to the management. Despite the recent emphases on management of under-nutrition, the health services are yet to respond to the enormous challenges in a signifi cant manner.