The concept of SNEHA (Solution for Nutrition and Effective Health Access) was born in 2017 in the office of the Principal Secretary of the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The challenge at hand was to expedite improvement in malnutrition management in the state. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS 4) report had recently been released, and it was sobering for the whole country. The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) team had been invited as a potential technology partner to hear about experiences of technology interventions in the tribal regions of Kerala and Maharashtra.
SNEHA promises to be a blueprint for technology solutions targeted at complex social problems. This report provides the narrative of this continuing journey