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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.

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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.

Mar 22 2022

Hanoi, March 22, 2022: Vietnam National Children’s Hospital officially has announced the grand opening of its Hu

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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.
regional webinar

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

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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.