PANChSHEEEL funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Medical Research Council (MRC), the PANChSHEEEL Study, a collaboration between University College London (UCL), Save the Children, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Is an interdisciplinary, cross sector study, designed to explore HEEE (Health, Education, Engineering and Environment) factors that influence Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices and nutrition in India. The project established a multi stakeholder panel to cogently address an extremely delicate stage for a new-borns cognitive and physical development. This panel included the local village community as collaborators with schools , Angadwadi workers (mid wifes) at the different centres , individual householders , community researchers and local community champions becoming key actors for bringing about impact and change. In order to mobilise the entire village to achieve an intervention that was truly designed with the people and for the people
This cross-sector approach facilitated a more organic intervention addressing firstly, ‘what’ food is fed , and more importantly ‘how’ hygienically it is administered for reducing infections and improving sanitation. The projects journey through pictures and the stories from the community in their own words as quotes, to capture the different aspects that can influence Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices and nutrition. Have been documented in a specially curated photobook freely available in hardcopies and in an
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Funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Medical Research Council (MRC), AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and NERC, the PANChSHEEEL study was a collaboration between University College London (UCL), Save the Children, India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.