Not breastfeeding has significant health and economic impacts. The Cost of Not Breastfeeding Tool is an evidence-based modeling tool that uses open-access data to estimate the health and economic costs of not protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.
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.
Alive & Thrive's implementation research spans its program areas, seeking to answer "how" to implement effective interventions and policies. Active studies are detailed in the attached documents.
Status of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) in medical colleges and hospitals: Baseline assessment (2017) in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Despite a favorable policy environment for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN), frontline delivery of critical MIYCN interventions has been a sustained challenge in India’s public health nutrition programs.
What works in infant and young child feeding (IYCF): Strengthening operational program elements to deliver IYCF at scale in India
The brief highlights key factors to scale up IYCF with impact based on a review of lessons learned from the A&T initiative and other successful global nutrition programs.