Engaging the private sector to improve access to fortified complementary foods: Moving from the “if” to the “how”
Examines private sector engagement in improving access to fortified complementary foods for children 6‒24 months of age.
Summarizes Alive & Thrive’s experience in engaging the private sector to increase supply, demand, and use of fortified complementary foods and products.
Presents the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient needs could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries, explores options for meeting these needs that includes fortified products, and compares the costs of the various scenarios.
Cell phone-based breastfeeding counseling, coupled with retraining of hospital staff in the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, increased rates of early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding in India.
Small grants program: Assessing the cost and effectiveness of training and supervision of frontline workers on early breastfeeding practices in Bangladesh
The goal of this project was to determine if traditional birth attendant (TBA) and community volunteer (CV) training could improve early breastfeeding (BF) practices, and if so, whether the impact was substantially greater if the relatively expensive component of post-training supervision was inc
The goal of the Alive & Thrive (A&T) Grants Program (2009 to 2014) was to identify new solutions for scaling up effective and sustainable interventions to improve infant and young child feeding by linking research to program delivery.