Alive & Thrive (A&T) is a global nutrition initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth of mothers and children. From 2009­­–2014, A&T demonstrated that rapid improvements in infant and young child feeding (IYCF) are possible in settings as diverse as Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Viet Nam. In 2014, A&T began working in Burkina Faso, India, Nigeria, and throughout the Southeast Asia region, expanding its scope to include maternal and adolescent nutrition, and using agriculture and social protection programs as delivery mechanisms for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN). Currently, A&T is leveraging its robust network and knowledge base to strengthen systems and build capacity in these and other countries across Africa and Asia, and disseminate innovations, tools, and lessons worldwide.

The Alive & Thrive initiative, managed by FHI Solutions, is currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Irish Aid, the Tanoto Foundation, UNICEF, and the World Bank.

See What We Do and How We Work for more information.

Madagascar
Priscilla Ravonimanantsoa
Priscilla Ravonimanantsoa
Program Director
Dr. Priscilla Ravonimanantsoa is the Madagascar Program Director and joined A&T in November 2019. Dr. Priscilla is a physician with a specialization in public health. She has worked in nutrition for more than 15 years in Madagascar, Uganda, and Burkina Faso, with governmental and UN agencies and NGOs. She also held a variety of roles with the Linkages project including National Project Coordinator. Prior to joining A&T, she served as nutrition specialist with the National Community Nutrition Program (UPNNC).
Madagascar
Harilalao Razafimandimby
Harilalao Razafimandimby
Project Coordinator
Harilalao Razafimandimby joined the A&T team as Project Coordinator in March 2020 and has more than 20 years of experience working in nutrition in Madagascar. Prior to joining A&T she was the Manager of Social and Behavior Change Communication with the government of Madagascar’s National Nutrition Office. She has a Master’s degree in social science and geography from the University of Antananarivo.
Madagascar
Wilson Rakotoarimanitra
MLE Officer
Wilson is a medical doctor by training, with extensive experience in nutrition and project management, having worked for INGOs including USAID, LINKAGES, and CRS. Prior to joining A&T, Wilson worked as a regional coordinator at the National Office of Nutrition (ONN), a body responsible for multisectoral coordination under the Prime Minister’s Office, where he supported implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation. He joined the A&T team in Madagascar in June 2020 as an MLE Officer.