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India's child health, nutrition goals depend on Anganwadi workers


India's child health, nutrition goals depend on Anganwadi workers


“How many Anganwadi workers have you met?” When I posed this question to the APPI (Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives) team in Odisha—one that has been set up to help the state government improve nutrition outcomes for its children, the answer was “not many.”  Most of them had seen these Anganwadi women only in training centres.To my mind, knowledge that was high-level and top-down was going to be inadequate if we, as a foundation, were planning to devise programming that would impact the lives of millions of children in Odisha.

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