Journal article

Supply- and Demand-Side Factors Influencing Utilization of Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling Services in Viet Nam (Nguyen, P., 2016. PLOS One)

10 Mar 16
Topic(s): Research
Location: East Asia Pacific
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Program designers and implementers
Organization: Alive & Thrive
Programs: Interpersonal communication

This study provides evidence that demand-generation strategies are essential to increase utilization of facility-based IYCF counselling services in Viet Nam, and may be relevant for increasing and sustaining use of nutrition services in similar contexts. Barriers and facilitators to supply and demand of service utilization were varied, and findings reveal that an additional 25% of the population would have achieved the minimum number of visits if exposed to three demand-generation strategies, and further increased to 49% if the health staff had good counseling skills and low work pressure.