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.
This information card presents a sampling of results from formative research in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Interviews, observations, and household trials were conducted to assess maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, and sanitation/hygiene practices.
This information card highlights data from an A&T project with Concern Worldwide that was implemented in 12 woredas between 2014 and 2016.
Alive & Thrive conducted formative research to better understand the nutrition practices in Uttar Pradesh. We found that mothers can and will improve behaviors related to infant and young children nutrition when provided with social support and timely counseling.
Alive & Thrive conducted formative research to better understand the nutrition practices in Bihar. We learned that mothers are willing and able to eat more meals and more locally available food groups during pregnancy. Read our formative research brief to learn about other findings.