Companies across Nigeria are implementing workplace breastfeeding and lactation support programs thanks to sustained advocacy supported by Alive & Thrive, which advocates say is changing attitudes, too, at multiple levels.
Mar 22 2022
Hanoi, March 22, 2022: Vietnam National Children’s Hospital officially has announced the grand opening of its Hu
Feb 21 2022
Despite the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes 40 years ago, the sales of BMS have only grown – from $2 billion annually in 1987 to $55 billion today. Digital marketing, which is littered with misinformation on BMS, is a large part of the problem, particularly the companies’ use of social media.
Feb 18 2022
Breastmilk substitute (BMS) companies routinely violate the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes across West and Central Africa, frequently via national health systems – and more needs to be done to raise awareness of health workers about the Code, participants learned during
Feb 18 2022
Separate external assessments show that the Center of Excellence model innovated by Alive & Thrive in Southeast Asia improves government-led efforts to scale up early essential newborn care and breastfeeding-friendly health services.
Feb 18 2022
Improving SBC capacity can improve MIYCN outcomes. In West Africa, spurred partly by the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alive & Thrive, UNICEF, and WHO have developed an innovative program that is addressing gaps in SBC capacity.
Jan 12 2022
Alive & Thrive has launched a new partnership with two widely recognized nutrition initiatives in India – WeCan and POSHAN – to support and accelerate the goals of the government’s primary national nutrition mission, POSHAN Abhiyaan.
Nov 22 2021
Aiming to improve the quality of early essential newborn care (EENC) in Burkina Faso, Alive & Thrive has implemented a multi-pronged approach that is now being applied in a selected set of health facilities in the country’s Centre Nord Region.
Nov 17 2021
The food industry generates roughly 30% of the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) – and the manufacture of breastmilk substitutes contributes to that amount. As world leaders recently met in Glasgow, Scotland, at COP26, to discuss global climate change, Dr. Julie Smith, a leading researcher on the BMS industry’s carbon footprint, discussed the industry’s impact on global climate change.