Journal article

Apr 26 2021

Misalignment of global COVID-19 breastfeeding and newborn care guidelines with World Health Organization recommendations

Guidance documents from 33 countries on newborn care for infants whose mothers are diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were assessed for alignment with WHO recommendations, revealing considerable inconsistencies.

Journal article

Apr 22 2021

Old Tricks, New Opportunities: How Companies Violate the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and Undermine Maternal and Child Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

An analysis reveals that breastmilk substitutes companies are using health claims, misinformation about breastfeeding, digital marketing, and promotional tactics such as donations and services to capitalize on families’ COVID-19 fears to undermine breastfeeding and sell products.

Guide

Apr 20 2021

Centers of of Excellence: Frequently Asked Questions

In Viet Nam, Alive & Thrive has worked with a variety of stakeholders to develop “Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding” — a designation conferred upon hospitals to signify that they are breastfeeding-friendly.

Journal article

Mar 08 2021

The yearly financing need of providing paid maternity leave in the informal sector in Indonesia

Study results reveal that yearly financing needs to provide maternity cash transfers (MCT) for women of reproductive age (WRA) in the informal sector would not exceed .5% of Indonesian GDP and could provide significant public health savings and partially alleviate the economic cost of not breastf

Brief

Feb 11 2021

Nutrition Interventions in Antenatal Care and Immediate Postnatal Care: Findings from a baseline survey in Ethiopia

This brief presents findings from a baseline survey on maternal nutrition in Ethiopia.

Booklet

Feb 10 2021

How India's medical colleges are catalysing change for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition: Case studies

In India, medical colleges are strategically placed in the health care delivery system, making them an excellent platform to apply the latest scientific evidence to improve the quality of care.

Brief

Feb 09 2021

Adolescent Nutrition Interventions Through School-Based and Community Platforms

This brief presents findings on adolescent nutrition from a baseline study in Ethiopia.

Brief

Feb 09 2021

Nutrition Interventions in Antenatal Care and Immediate Postnatal Care in Burkina Faso / Interventions Nutritionnelles dans le cadre des soins prénatals et postnatals immédiats

This brief presents baseline study findings on maternal nutrition in Burkina Faso. 
Cette note présente les résultats d'une enquête de base sur la nutrition maternelle au Burkina Faso.

Journal article

Feb 08 2021

Advice to use infant formula and free samples are common in both urban and rural areas in China: A cross-sectional survey

Breastmilk substitute (BMS) companies are targeting mothers using aggressive and unethical marketing strategies that violate the WHO Code in both urban and rural areas in China, this study reveals.

 
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