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How Can We Address the Rising Incidence of Wasting among Children in India?

Wasting among children, typically a temporary phenomenon occurring due to food shortage and diseases, has shown an increase in India over the last decade. This has happened even in rich states. Existing literature does not offer much explanation for this. Besides wasting audits, what measures can be taken within the existing systems to effectively deal with the issue of undernutrition in general and wasting in particular?

Health Impact Assessment in Project and Policy Formulation

Health impact assessment is globally gaining widespread credibility and adoption in the policymaking process as it leads to a holistic view of healthcare and informs policy dialogue in a more coherent manner. But in India, this process has not yet begun. This paper looks at the viability and necessity of introducing HIA in policymaking. It also suggests an integration of HIA with environmental impact assessment in order to draw upon the strength of the latter and bring in an integrated approach to the issue of impact assessments and their monitoring.
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