Stunting in children is a measure of chronic undernutrition with profound irreversible adverse consequences. Childhood stunting is the most prevalent form of undernutrition in India and most severe in tribal population. The mechanisms to deliver the essential nutrition interventions for women do exist but are managed by multiple departments, with weak coordination. Community engagement in improving last mile delivery of health and nutrition interventions has been researched and valued, but has largely remained honorary work.
This study assesses feasibility of community collectives as a funded stakeholder (partner) for improved delivery of essential women's nutrition interventions in tribal pockets/hamlets with high prevalence childhood stunting.