Strengthening Quality of Breastfeeding Counselling at Private Healthcare Facilities in Urban Nigeria: Lessons from Lagos State
From 2019 to 2020, Alive & Thrive (A&T) focused on engaging and strengthening the capacity of 10 private health facilities in Lagos State to provide high-quality breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) support services.
Engaging Fathers to Improve Children's Dietary Diversity in Rural and Semi-Urban Communities: Lessons from Kaduna State
From 2019-2020, A&T and the Kaduna State Primary Health Care Board worked with a local civil society organization, I Care Women and Youth Initiative (ICARE), to engage fathers of children 6 to 23 months old through a package of community-based interventions to improve children’s dietary diver
Strengthening Nutrition Counselling for Mothers to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding: Lessons From Lagos and Kaduna States
From 2016-2021, A&T aimed to strengthen the quality of one-on-one and group counselling on nutrition for pregnant women and mothers of children under 2 years of age in Nigeria.
Innovative financing for a gender-equitable first-food system to mitigate greenhouse gas impacts of commercial milk formula: investing in breastfeeding as a carbon offset (Smith JP, Borg B, et al, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 2023)
Women's significant contributions to food production and security, especially through breastfeeding, often go unnoticed, perpetuating inequitable and unsustainable global food systems.
Comprehensive Approach for Improving Adherence to Prenatal Iron and Folic Acid Supplements Based on Intervention Studies in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and India (Sanghvi T, Nguyen PH, et al, Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 2023)
Anemia remains a critical maternal nutrition issue in low- and middle-income countries. Literature search, formative research and baseline surveys, informed the design of interventions to improve adherence to iron and folic acid supplementation in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and India.
With support from the Government of Ireland, Alive & Thrive is working to tackle malnutrition and reach global nutrition targets in the Mekong Sub-Region with a priority on the furthest behind in each context.