Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19

With one out of two children in India suffering from one form of malnutrition, there are many more who are hovering just above that threshold. The findings of this paper published in the Journal of Global Health Science estimate that even a slight shock to body weight could result in a significant uptick in cases … Continue reading “Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19″

Fact checking nutrition, health and development indicators in the Parliamentary Constituencies of India

There are 543 Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) in India, and these political units are key to improving human capital and development. Expanding on their own recent research, Harvard Pop Center faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, Research Associate Rockli Kim and their colleagues have made data tables and maps available via a website to help people … Continue reading “Fact checking nutrition, health and development indicators in the Parliamentary Constituencies of India”

New methods to more accurately pinpoint areas experiencing greatest burden of child malnutrition in India

Rockli Kim, ScD, and S V Subramanian, PhD, are among the authors of a study published in Social Science & Medicine that furthers recent insights on the value of focusing on parliamentary constituencies to hone in on areas experiencing the greatest burden of child malnutrition indicators. Learn more in this Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … Continue reading “New methods to more accurately pinpoint areas experiencing greatest burden of child malnutrition in India”

Viewing child malnutrition in India by parliamentary constituency hones in on burden

A study by Harvard Pop Center research associate Rockli Kim, ScD, and faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and colleagues, that applies two newly developed geographic information systems methodologies to analyze the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India has been published in Economic & Political Weekly. The results highlight several constituencies experiencing an increased malnutrition burden … Continue reading “Viewing child malnutrition in India by parliamentary constituency hones in on burden”