Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers
Although Vietnam has a strong regulatory environment for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding, there are implementation, monitoring, and enforcement gaps.
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).
Provision and Utilization of Health and Nutrition Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban Bangladesh
This paper demonstrates adverse effects to maternal and child health and nutrition service provision and service utilization in urban Bangladesh during and after enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions.
Provision and utilisation of health and nutrition services during COVID-19 pandemic in urban Bangladesh
Despite adaptations to service provision during the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper reveals that continued availability of routine maternal and child health services did not translate into service utilization.
The Association between a Novel Baby-Friendly Hospital Program and Equitable Support for Breastfeeding in Vietnam
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.
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.