Alive & Thrive Digital Technology Catalog: An overview of the digital technology innovations Alive & Thrive has developed to help improve nutrition outcomes
This brief summarizes how Alive & Thrive is currently leveraging digital technology to strengthen nutrition programming. It catalogs our existing innovations and directs readers to additional information.
First foods in a packaged world: Results from the COMMIT consortium to protect young child diets in Southeast Asia (Blankenship JL, White JM, et al. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2023)
Forty-four percent of all foods and 72% of snacks commercially marketed for young children in Southeast Asia contained added sugars, a study by the Consortium for Improving Complementary Foods in Southeast Asia (COMMIT) initiative found.
Overpromoted and underregulated: National binding legal measures related to commercially produced complementary foods in seven Southeast Asian countries are not fully aligned with available guidance (Blankenship J, et al. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2023)
The market for commercially produced complementary foods (CPCF) is rapidly expanding in Southeast Asia. This study, co-authored by Alive & Thrive, suggests improved, comprehensive, and enforceable national binding legal measures for CPCF to ensure that countries protect, promote, and support optimal nutrition for older infants and young children.
This case study describes a pilot conducted in the Amethi Health Sub-Centre of the Wazirganj block in Bihar state’s Gaya district. It applies the point of care continuous quality improvement approach for improving growth monitoring and promotion activities to address undernutrition prevalence at the community level with a focus on children 0–23 months.
Reducing Prevalence of Anemia in Pregnant Women: Applying Quality Improvement Approach to Improve Community Level Health and Nutrition Services
This case study describes a successful pilot supported by Alive & Thrive India in one of the blocks in Bodh Gaya in Bihar's Gaya district, applying the point of care continuous quality improvement approach for strengthening community-level management of anemia in pregnant women.
How India's District and Sub-District Facilities Are Catalysing Change for Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition: Quality Improvement Case Studies from District and Sub-District Facilities
Alive & Thrive collaborated with government medical colleges and affiliated hospitals in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to undertake a point of care quality-focused approach for strengthening maternal, infant, and young child nutrition service delivery and cascaded the interventions to district and sub-district hospitals with support from medical colleges.