The overall goal of CHNRI is to improve child health and nutrition of world's children through appropriately targeted research. Since 2001, CHNRI is working to promote priority, resource sensitive and context specific researches that address the ever growing burden of childhood diseases in the developing countries.
CHNRI pursues this objective by conducting priority setting exercises, funding appropriately targeted research and providing a platform for communication through the mapping exercise. CHNRI has three major activities. Brief descriptions of the activities are: