Journal article, Policy advocacy

Mar 29 2021

Human milk banks in the response to COVID-19: a statement of the regional human milk bank network for Southeast Asia and beyond (Olonan-Jusi, E., 2021. International Breastfeeding Journal)

This statement from the Regional Human Milk Bank Network for Southeast Asia and Beyond examines the insufficient guidance on the use of donor human milk and the role of human milk banks in in clinical management guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic response.

Journal article, Policy advocacy

Jul 16 2020

Media audit reveals inappropriate promotion of products under the scope of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes in South-East Asia (Vinje, K., 2017. Public Health Nutrition)

A review of editorial content, advertisements, and Facebook posts from 2015-2016 in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam revealed inappropriate promotion and insufficient national regulation of breastmilk substitutes in the region.

Field note

May 15 2019

Human milk banks: An essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system

Breastfeeding is vital for child survival, growth, and cognitive development, and contributes to the socioeconomic development of families, communities, and nations.

Field note

Apr 30 2019

Indonesia desk review cover

Desk review and SBCC roadmap provide valuable insights into Indonesia’s Stunting Reduction Movement

Alive & Thrive (A&T) researchers conducted an extensive desk review on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and nutrition-sensitive practices in Indonesia.

Field note

Apr 10 2019

HMB Tu Doc

Breastmilk for all: Launch of new human milk bank at Tu Du Hospital in Viet Nam

Breastfeeding is vital for child survival and development, and contributes to the socioeconomic growth of families, communities, and nations.

Field note

Apr 04 2019

Breastfeeding promotion and support in Myanmar

In Myanmar, about half of all deaths among children under five occur during the first 28 days of life, and the majority of neonatal deaths are from preventable causes.

 
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