Developed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, and Alive & Thrive, these materials equip health workers at all levels with the most updated knowledge and skills to provide counseling and support to mothers, caregivers, families and community on optimal IYCF practices f
Summarizes Alive & Thrive Viet Nam activities, achievements and lessons learned from each component. These documents are intended for policy makers, program planners and media. They were delivered in the December 2014 Dissemination Workshop in Hanoi
Reviews available evidence on whether infection diminishes the positive impact of nutrition interventions on child growth and whether improved nutrition limits the negative impact of infections on child growth.
Reviews evidence of the effect of undernutrition from conception through the first two years of life on brain development and on the short-term and long-term development of cognitive, motor, and socio-emotional skills.
Discusses why intake of essential fats in the last trimester of pregnancy and the first 2 years after birth is critical for development of the brain and nervous system and presents strategies for improving fatty acid status.