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.
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.
Improving Dietary Practices of Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia: Key findings from implementation research
From 2019 to 2021, Alive & Thrive supported the Government of Ethiopia to develop and implement an adolescent nutrition program to improve dietary practices among adolescent girls. This brief summarizes some of the notable highlights from the implementation research endline findings.