Nutrition interventions in urban maternal, newborn and child health services: Findings from a baseline survey in Bangladesh

08 Jun 21
Topic(s): Maternal nutrition
Location: Bangladesh
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Strategic use of data
Category: Research

Alive & Thrive (A&T) is contributing to efforts to strengthen urban health systems in Bangladesh by testing a package of maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) interventions delivered through NGO platforms in Dhaka. The package includes building capacity for health providers and introducing MIYCN counselors in urban health clinics, creating a friendly MIYCN counseling environment in clinic settings, and mobilizing communities to generate demand for MIYCN services. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is conducting a quasi-experimental design evaluation of the intervention package. This document presents highlights from the findings of the baseline survey conducted from October 2019-March 2020 with 24 health facilities around Dhaka.