Beyond 2030: tackling stunting in India more sustainably and equitably

In this webinar, we explored the current nutrition status in India, starting with the challenges and impacts of COVID-19. Two years on, how have the health and food systems changed? In light of the latest research of the Hub and the results of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5), our speakers discussed how to adopt a long-term approach, focusing on what interventions and activations can be translated into long-term activities.

We touched on inequality, environment, climate change and governance to give a complete overview of what can be done to improve the lives of millions of families.




Patralekha Chatterjee, Independent Journalist

Patralekha is an award-winning journalist-columnist, author, and consultant to international agencies focusing on development issues across multiple platforms. As a journalist and consultant, she has brought to the national and international consciousness the crucial importance of transdisciplinary factors in the provision of public healthcare. Since the 1990s, she has consistently foregrounded the role of economic, political, social, cultural, and educational factors in public health in India where she lives and other developing countries.

She extensively reported on India’s child nutrition crisis for Indian and international publications, including The Lancet. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Global Health Justice Partnership of the Yale Law and Public Health Schools.

Twitter: @patralekha2011


Dr Shariqua Yunus, Head of Nutrition, World Food Program

Shariqua graduated in medicine from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh in 2001. She is a gold medalist in Community Medicine and subsequently did her post graduation in Community Medicine from the same college in 2005. She holds a diploma in Public Health Nutrition from the Public Health Foundation of India and has also been trained on the management of nutrition in emergencies by the University College of London and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre.

She has worked on the ASHA project under the National Rural Health Mission with the training division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. She has also worked as the focal point for Nutrition at the World Health Organization, Country Office for India. Currently, she is working as the Head of the Nutrition and School feeding unit at the World Food Programme office in India.

Twitter: @ShariquaY



Dr Hugh Waddington, Hub Researcher

Hugh is an economist at the Environmental Health Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has advanced degrees in development economics and environmental health. He specializes in policy research on topics like water, sanitation and hygiene, governance and agriculture using methods like impact evaluation, systematic review, and meta-analysis.


Event details

When: 24 February, 2022 - 11:00 am

Where: Online