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).
Can complex programs be sustained? A mixed methods sustainability evaluation of a national infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh and Vietnam (Moucheraud, C., 2020. BMC Public Health)
This study evaluates the sustainability of activities introduced during A&T implementation (2009–2014) in Bangladesh and Vietnam, revealing that multiple activities, such as mass media campaigns, policy and advocacy activities, and social mobilization activities were integral to the program’s
Exposure to mass media and interpersonal counseling has additive effects on exclusive breastfeeding and its psychosocial determinants among Vietnamese mothers (Nguyen PH., 2016. Maternal and Child Nutrition)
Combining different behavior change interventions in Vietnam, such as exposure to mass media and interpersonal counseling, change psychosocial factors, including knowledge, intentions, beliefs, and social norms, this study suggests.
Nutrition intervention using behavioral change communication without additional material inputs increased expenditures on key food groups in Bangladesh (Warren AM., 2020. Journal of Nutrition)
This article demonstrated that recipients in the Phase I intensive intervention, which provided interpersonal counseling, community mobilization, and mass media campaigns, mobilized additional resources to improve diets.
Social franchising and a nationwide mass media campaign increased the prevalence of adequate complementary feeding in Viet Nam: a cluster-randomized program evaluation (Rawat R., 2017. Journal of Nutrition)
Alive & Thrive (A&T) applied principles of social franchising within the government health system in Viet Nam to improve the quality of interpersonal counseling (IPC) for complementary feeding (CF).
The association of a large-scale television campaign with exclusive breastfeeding prevalence in Viet Nam (Nguyen TT., 2017. American Journal of Public Health)
Alive & Thrive (A&T) used qualitative research methods to examine the association between exposure to breastfeeding television spots and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) between 2011 and 2014 in Viet Nam.