How India's private hospitals are catalysing change for maternal, infant and young child nutrition: Quality improvement case studies from private hospitals in Bihar
In India, more than 60% of the healthcare infrastructure is private. Half of all births in urban areas and a quarter of all births in rural areas take place in private facilities.
This brief, intended for implementers and researchers, presents lessons from the Alive & Thrive initiative’s experience integrating a maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) intervention through an existing polio er
In India, a large proportion of pediatricians, gynecologists, community medicine specialists, general practitioners, and nurses working across both public and private health sector belong to professional medical associations.
Strengthening Maternal Nutrition within Antenatal Care in India: Key findings from implementation research
In India, despite national policy guidance based on global antenatal care (ANC) guidelines, some of the most critical maternal nutrition services do not reach the majority of pregnant women.
Nutrition and Food Insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The impact of the pandemic on MIYCN services in India and Bangladesh
This brief summarizes findings of two separate studies in India and Bangladesh, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Alive & Thrive (A&T).
Status of MIYCN in Private Healthcare: Opportunities to advance mother and baby friendly health system in India
This brief presents the results of a survey of private health practitioners’ MIYCN knowledge and practices and private health facility systems, guidelines and processes related to MIYCN service delivery.