Papers/ Articles


  1. Murugan, G., R. Gope, and N. Dhingra. 2015. Improving Complementary Feeding through Community-Based Management of Malnutrition in Rural India. POSHAN Implementation Note No. 14. New Delhi: International Food Policy Research Institute.
    (New Set of Implementation Notes on Improving Complementary Feeding in India)
  2. Vandana. Prasad., Dipa Sinha, Potential, Experiences, and Outcomes of a Comprehensive Community Based Programme to Address Malnutrition in Tribal India, International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 2015, 4, 151-162.
  3. Nandi S. and Schneider H. (2014). Addressing the social determinants of health: a case study from the Mitanin (community health worker) programme in India. Health Policy and Planning. 29 (suppl 2): ii71-ii81 doi:10.1093/heapol/czu074 
  4. Prasad, Vandana (2013), “Children’s Rights to Food: Constitutional, Legal Protection and Nutritional Empowerment”, Journal of the National Human Rights Commission, Volume-12, 111- 125 (
  5. Screening for SAM in the Community: Is MUAC a ‘Simple Tool’? Indian Pediatrics Volume 50 January 16, 2013 (
  6. Dasgupta R., Nandi S., Kanungo K., Nundy M., Murugan G. and Neog R.(2013). What the Good Doctor Said: A Critical Examination of Design Issues of the RSBY Through Provider Perspectives in Chhattisgarh, India. Social Change, June 2013, vol. 43: no. 227-223
  7. Nundy M., Dasgupta R., Kanungo K., Nandi S. and Murugan G. (2013) The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) Experience in Chhattisgarh: What does it mean for Health For All. Sama: New Delhi 
  8. Nandi et al, Study of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Chhattisgarh, India, 2013 
  9. Translating Universal Health Care for the Homeless: Barriers and potential facilitating factors for accessing health care amongst street dwellers in India, Health Society and Culture, Vol 2 No. 1 , 2012. (
  10. Falling Between Two Stools: Operational Inconsistencies between ICDS and NRHM in the Management of Severe Malnutrition, Dr Vandana Prasad & others, Indian Paediatrics Vol. 49, March 16, 2012 ( S. (2012). The role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in addressing Social Determinants of Health in Chhattisgarh, India. A mini-thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Public Health at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape.
  1. Nandi S., Dasgupta R., Kanungo K., Nundy M., and Murugan G. (2012). Challenges in attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Empirical findings from RSBY in Chhattisgarh. Presented at EPHP Conference, IPH Bangalore, October 5, 2012. 
  2. Dasgupta R., Nandi S., Kanungo K., Nundy M., and Murugan G. (2012). Design Issues in RSBY: Mapping Provider Perspectives. (2012) 
  3. Nandi et al. (2012). Study to analyse implementation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Chhattisgarh. BMC Proceedings, 6 (Suppl-1):O5. 
  1. Design issues in Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana: Mapping provider perspectives (in collaboration with JNU). (
  2. Nandi S., Mishra J. P., Kanungo K., Manikpuri H., Yadav C., Paikra G., and Upadhyay V. Public health advocacy to reinstate reproductive rights of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTGs) in Chhattisgarh.
  1. Nandi S, Dasgupta R, Nundy M, Murugan G, Kanungo K (2012) The Emerging Experience of RSBY in Chhattisgarh: What can the Informal Sector Workers Expect?  Background paper for MFC Annual Meet 2012
  2. Sengupta, A. and Prasad, V. (2011). Towards a Truly Universal Indian Health System. The Lancet. 377 (9761) : ( 
  3. Nandi S., Mishra T., and Nundy M. (2011). Assessment of the Mitanin Referral system in Chhattisgarh. Raipur: PHRN
  4. Equipping missionaries for the mission: capacity building initiatives and the decentralised planning in Jharkhand, India (paper presented in conference on Bringing Evidence into Public Health Policy, Bangalore 2010)
  5. Empowering health personnel for decentralized health planning in India: The Public Health Resource Network by Anuska Kalita, Sarover Zaidi, Vandana Prasad and V.R. Raman; Human Resources for Health, 7:57, 2009 (
  1. Should India Use Commercially Produced Ready To Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) For Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), Vandana Prasad, Radha Holla, Arun Gupta, Vol 4, No 1 (2009), Journal of Social Medicine,
  2. Prasad, V. (2009). Ch-3 Elementary education and the health of children. In Kumar, A & Singh, AP (eds) Elementary Education in India: Issues and Challenges. New Delhi: Uppal Publishing House (
  3. Kalita A., Zaidi S., Prasad V., & Raman V.R. “Empowering health personnel for decentralized health planning in India: The Public Health Resource Network”.Human Resources for Health 2009, 7:57 (
  4. Should India Use Commercially Produced Ready To Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) For Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), Vandana Prasad, Radha Holla, Arun Gupta, Vol 4, No 1 (2009), Journal of Social Medicine,
  5. Strategies For Children Under Six – A Framework For The 11th plan’ – Economic and Political Weekly, Dec- Jan 2008

Contribution of Dr. Vandana Prasad, National Convenor, PHRN

  • Contributor to the FOCUS (Focus on Children Under Six) Report, Citizen’s Initiative for Children Under Six Citizens’. (2006). FOCUS, New Delhi: Secretariat of the Right to Food Campaign.(
  • Chapter on ‘ Socio economic context of childcare in India’, Day Care for Young Children in India; Issues and Prospects, edited by Vrinda Dutta and Rajani M. Konantambigi, Concept Publishing Co.
  • Chapter on ‘ Early Childhood Care and Education ‘ for a volume by HAQ: Centre for Child Rights – ‘Children In Globalising India’.
  • Chapter on ‘Children’s Health and Human Rights Issues’ for report on Health Rights as Human Rights, SAMA
  • Chapter on State of Health Services for Children for report on State of India’s Health Care Services, CEHAT
  • Part of the editorial group for ‘primers’ on the ICDS and Midday Meal programme (Right to Food Campaign)
  • Primary writer and editor for Campaign Issues in Child Health, 2006 (Jan Swasthya Abhiyan)
  • Articles relating to Child Rights have been published in a variety of Journals and magazines including Frontline (2010), ‘SEMINAR’ (1988), Women’s Link, Combat Law (2008), Health for the Millions (2008) etc.