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May 25 2022

A new app designed to strengthen supportive supervision of frontline workers and improve nutrition service quality has been launched as a pilot in Gujarat State in India, the result of a partnership between the state government and Alive & Thrive.

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May 24 2022

Alive & Thrive will formally launch a new program of activities in Nigeria in June thanks to support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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May 24 2022

The annual conference of the American Society for Nutrition will feature research from across Alive & Thrive program areas.

India medical college

May 23 2022

Eleven medical college hospitals in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states have launched efforts to integrate quality improvement programs in implementing standard MIYCN protocols for service delivery and strengthen maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) within their undergraduate curricula,

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May 23 2022

For years, countries have used GDP to measure economic output – using the economic values of various activities as guides to policymaking. But for every country except Norway, the value of breastmilk has never been so considered.

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May 21 2022

Violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS Code) is contributing to low rates of exclusive breastfeeding in Cote d’Ivoire.

Cambodia midwives day celebration

May 21 2022

On National Midwives Day in Cambodia in early May, the president of the Cambodia Midwives Association saluted the nation’s nearly 7,000 publicly employed midwives – and encouraged them to register for e-learning courses on child and maternal health featured on

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May 21 2022

In 2015, Thelma Tun Thein, a registered dietitian, nutritionist and lactation consultant, returned to Myanmar after leaving as a child. Not long afterward, she co-founded Healthy and Happy Families.

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May 21 2022

COVID-19 and then a coup d’état have dealt health services a double blow in Myanmar, but nutritionists are leveraging social media to provide practical information on breastfeeding to expectant and new mothers with support from Alive & Thrive.

cooking demonstration in Afar

May 16 2022

A variety of initiatives – from counseling to engaging religious leaders to cooking demonstrations to community awareness raising – are supporting health services across Ethiopia to address gaps in nutrition services thanks to a small grants program initiated by Alive & Thrive.

 
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