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.

Journal article

Apr 22 2021

Old Tricks, New Opportunities: How Companies Violate the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and Undermine Maternal and Child Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Ching, C., 2021. Int'l Journal of Environmental Research and Pub Hth)

An analysis reveals that breastmilk substitutes companies are using health claims, misinformation about breastfeeding, digital marketing, and promotional tactics such as donations and services to capitalize on families’ COVID-19 fears to undermine breastfeeding and sell products.

Journal article

Feb 25 2020

The cost of not breastfeeding: global results from a new tool (Walters, D., 2019. Health Policy and Planning)

A billion dollars and two thousand lives, every day. This impactful study, which is the foundation for Alive and Thrive’s online tool, examines the human and economic costs of not breastfeeding.

Journal article

Feb 21 2020

Social, economic, and political events affect gender equity in China, Nepal, and Nicaragua: a matched, interrupted time-series study (Nguyen, T., 2020. Global Health Action)

This study suggested that supportive social and political environments can play an important role in empowering women, which in turn advances human rights and promotes health and well-being of individuals, households, communities, and countries.

Journal article

Nov 15 2019

Enhancing governance and strengthening advocacy for policy change of large Collective Impact initiatives (Michaud-Letourneau, I., 2018. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

This paper investigates expansion into a multilayered Collective Impact (CI) initiative and the use of policy advocacy in CI initiatives to address complex nutrition issues.

Brief

Aug 06 2019

Advocacy Brief: The global cost of not breastfeeding

The human costs of not breastfeeding are enormous: 600,000 children and 100,000 women die every year due to illnesses that could be prevented by breastfeeding. This advocacy brief presents the key findings of the Cost of not breastfeeding tool developed by researchers health economist Dr.
 
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