ROSHNI (Rights for Sanitation, Health and Nutrition Initiative) Project

ROSHNI is a WASH and nutrition intervention program in India.
Three boys enjoy bathing in the street in India. © 2010 Pranab Basak, Courtesy of Photoshare

The ROSHNI (Rights for Sanitation, Health and Nutrition Initiative) Project was an integrated water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition intervention program implemented in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.

The project:

  • Conducted a literature review to understand current statistics and local approaches used to address WASH and nutrition in key states.
  • Conducted key informant interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders to obtain information on the specific local context.
  • Completed a content analysis of more than 500 national and state-level communication materials to identify materials that could be adapted for use in a new integrated social and behavior change strategy as well as gaps in materials which would require development and testing.
  • Developed an evidence-based communication strategy for implementing an integrated WASH and nutrition project.







Implementing Partners:

Johns Hopkins Center for Human Nutrition; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health (prime)