Journal article, Research

Jun 23 2022

Breastfeeding Interpersonal Communication, Mobile Phone Support, and Mass Media Messaging Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 and 24 Weeks Among Clients of Private Health Facilities in Lagos, Nigeria (Flax, V. Journal of Nutrition)

A breastfeeding promotion intervention in private facilities in Lagos, which included training for healthcare providers, increased the percentage of exclusively breastfed infants but had no impact on early initiation of breastfeeding.

Journal article, Research

Jun 23 2022

Using scenario-based assessments to examine the feasibility of integrating preventive nutrition services through the primary health care system in Bangladesh (Nguyen PH, 2022. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

Interviews assessed the feasibility of improving nutrition service delivery and coverage through the primary health care system in Bangladesh, revealing the need to fill gaps in human resources and logistic gaps as well as create demand for preventive services.

Journal article, Research

Jun 17 2022

Complementary feeding social and behavior change communication for fathers and mothers improves children's consumption of fish and eggs and minimum meal frequency in Kaduna State, Nigeria (Flax, V. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2022)

This study measured the effects of a multipronged 12-month intervention in Kaduna State that targeted complementary feeding (CF) social and behavior change communications to both fathers and mothers, showing improvements in parents’ CF practices and knowledge, as well as fathers’ support for CF.&

Journal article, Research

Feb 01 2022

Maternal and paternal involvement in complementary feeding in Kaduna State, Nigeria: The continuum of gender roles in urban and rural settings (Allotey, D., 2022. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

After an A&T program in Nigeria engaged fathers to support complementary feeding practices, this study investigated how household gender roles influenced child feeding in both urban and rural areas.

Journal article

Sep 23 2021

What is the impact of removing performance-based financial incentives on community health worker motivation? A qualitative study from an infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh (Glenn J., 2021. BMC Health Services Research)

This study reveals that removing performance-based financial incentives from community health worker programs can negatively affect CHW motivation,  suggesting that program decision makers shou

Journal article

Aug 18 2021

Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)

Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).

 
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