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.

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Feb 18 2022

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Factors influencing the practice of exclusive breastfeeding and other infant feeding practices in the first six months of life in West and Central Africa

This comprehensive review of the literature written by Alive & Thrive and UNICEF provides nutrition stakeholders findings from research on the social and behavioral determinants of exclusive breastfeeding and other infant feeding practices during the first six months of life in West and Centr

Journal article

Sep 07 2021

Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. Nutrients)

This study examined implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (the Code) in Vietnam with a focus on marketing practices by the baby food industry and perceptions of caregivers, health workers, and policy makers.

Journal article

Jun 22 2021

The Association between a Novel Baby-Friendly Hospital Program and Equitable Support for Breastfeeding in Vietnam (Joyce, C., 2021. Int'l Journal of Environmental Rsch and Pub Health)

This study examines the efficacy of Alive & Thrive’s novel Center of Excellence for Breastfeeding approach, and finds that health facilities’ enrollment in the model was associated with increases in levels of both exclusive breastfeeding and early initiation of breastfeeding.

Journal article

May 17 2021

Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. International Journal for Equity in Health)

After Alive & Thrive initiated IYCF community support groups in remote villages across nine provinces in Viet Nam, evaluation shows that the group model was effective in reaching remote populations and likely contributed to improved IYCF practices, including higher odds of early initiation of

Journal article

Apr 26 2021

Misalignment of global COVID-19 breastfeeding and newborn care guidelines with World Health Organization recommendations (Hoang, D.V., 2020. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health)

Guidance documents from 33 countries on newborn care for infants whose mothers are diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 were assessed for alignment with WHO recommendations, revealing considerable inconsistencies.

 
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