The effect of the Alive & Thrive initiative on exclusive breastfeeding in rural Burkina Faso: a repeated cross-sectional cluster randomised controlled trial (Cresswell J., 2019. Lancet Global Health)
The benefits of exclusive breastfeeding on mortality, health, and development of children have been well documented.
Alive & Thrive (A&T) conducted an impact evaluation to test an integrated package of interventions to improve breastfeeding practices in the Boucle du Mouhoun region from 2015 to 2017.
Alive & Thrive (A&T) supported the government of Burkina Faso in the implementation of the National Scale Up Plan for the promotion of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices with a focus on early initiation of breastfeeding (within the hour after birth) and exclusive breastfeedin
A&T, in partnership with the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) in 12 regions and Entraide Universitaire Mondiale du Canada (EUMC) in Boucle du Mouhoun, implemented the interpersonal communication component (IPC) through capacity building (training and supportive supervision) of h