Alive & Thrive (A&T) is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through the promotion and support of optimal maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, and complementary feeding practices. Since 2009, A&T has demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) practices can be delivered at impact and scale.

A&T has evolved from at-scale implementation work in three countries, to providing a robust and evidence-rich package of technical assistance in five countries and two regions. A network of local and national partners lends further voice and credence to the A&T initiative. Efforts to strengthen systems, empower policy advocates, and promote the strategic use of data provide the foundation for A&T to promote sustainable, evidence based strategies for MIYCN.

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

Alive & Thrive is managed by FHI 360 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other donors.

West Africa
Aboubacry Thiam
Aboubacry Thiam, MD, MPH-Ms MCH
Program Director
With over 30 years of experience in public health, Aboubacry has held positions at all level of the public health hierarchy in Senegal, from the district to the central levels. He has worked extensively on diarrheal, EPI, nutrition, child health, maternal health, family planning, and primary health care programs in Senegal. His previous experience includes work with The World Bank, USAID, and UNFPA. Prior to joining A&T he was the HKI Senegal Country Director, coordinating HKI work in Senegal in preventing malnutrition among children under five.
West Africa
Amadou Mouctar Balde
Amadou Mouctar Balde
Finance and Operations Officer
Amadou brings 15 years of experience in the fields of accounting (operations), finance (financial reporting tools, budgeting, budget monitoring, bank reconciliation, financial analysis, tax, and social statements), logistics (workshops / seminars, airline tickets booking, vehicles, hotel arrangements), and human resources (management payroll, retirement and related services). He has worked as an accounting and finance officer with a range of government and non-government entities including the USAID, SOCOPAO, CLUSA, Millennium Villages Promises, Brooke West Africa and FHI 360.