Nutrition and Food Insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The impact of the pandemic on MIYCN services in India and Bangladesh
This brief summarizes findings of two separate studies in India and Bangladesh, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Alive & Thrive (A&T).
Status of MIYCN in Private Healthcare: Opportunities to advance mother and baby friendly health system in India
This brief presents the results of a survey of private health practitioners’ MIYCN knowledge and practices and private health facility systems, guidelines and processes related to MIYCN service delivery.
Strengthening Nutrition Interventions in Antenatal Care Services Affects Dietary Intake, Micronutrient Intake, Gestational Weight Gain, and Breastfeeding in Uttar Pradesh, India: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation
This study reports findings of a cluster-randomized evaluation of a set of Alive & Thrive maternal nutrition interventions in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Impact of COVID-19 on household food insecurity and interlinkages with child feeding practices and coping strategies in Uttar Pradesh, India: a longitudinal community-based study
The COVID-19 pandemic has profound negative impacts on people’s lives, but little is known on its effect on household food insecurity (HFI) in poor setting resources.
India's 2.42 Million Frontline Health Workers Enable Restoration of Health and Nutrition Service Delivery After Early COVID-19 Lockdowns
Research investigated the status of disruptions due to COVID-19 pandemic to maternal and child nutrition service delivery, revealing that services were disrupted during lockdown and restored thereafter.
COVID-19 Disrupted Provision and Utilization of Health and Nutrition Services in Uttar Pradesh, India: Insights from Service Providers, Household Phone Surveys, and Administrative Data
This paper investigated the extent of disruptions to provision and utilization of health and nutrition services in Uttar Pradesh, India, during the COVID-19 pandemic and revealed that service provision reduced substantially during lockdown (83–98 percentage points, pp) compared with prepande