PRERNA is guided by five strategic principles:

  • To focus on integrated health, survival, growth and development interventions for newborns and children.

  • To create a successful and replicable model using:

    • a life-course approach

    • sustained collaboration among partners

    • large-scale implementation

    • harmonized data,bio-specimen collection and data sharing

  • To strengthen research capacity and leadership.

  • To maximize the benefits from large trials and population-based surveillance.

  • To influence policy and programme action.

PRERNA's Strategic Choices in Addressing MCH Gaps:

PRERNA has made the following choices in determining its research and action agenda :

  • Prioritize the “1000-days plus” window 

  • Address various risk factors concomitantly

  • Integrate promotion of growth and development

  • Apply new tools - characterizing physiology, metabolism and immunity 

  • Combine actions in health with other sectors, such as environment or education

  • Look for solutions that respond to complex causation and develop a process of change