Breastfeeding Interpersonal Communication, Mobile Phone Support, and Mass Media Messaging Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 and 24 Weeks Among Clients of Private Health Facilities in Lagos, Nigeria (Flax, V. Journal of Nutrition)
A breastfeeding promotion intervention in private facilities in Lagos, which included training for healthcare providers, increased the percentage of exclusively breastfed infants but had no impact on early initiation of breastfeeding.
Impact of COVID-19 on household food insecurity and interlinkages with child feeding practices and coping strategies in Uttar Pradesh, India: a longitudinal community-based study (Nguyen, P.H., 2021. BMJ Open)
The COVID-19 pandemic has profound negative impacts on people’s lives, but little is known on its effect on household food insecurity (HFI) in poor setting resources.
India's 2.42 Million Frontline Health Workers Enable Restoration of Health and Nutrition Service Delivery After Early COVID-19 Lockdowns
Research investigated the status of disruptions due to COVID-19 pandemic to maternal and child nutrition service delivery, revealing that services were disrupted during lockdown and restored thereafter.
COVID-19 Disrupted Provision and Utilization of Health and Nutrition Services in Uttar Pradesh, India: Insights from Service Providers, Household Phone Surveys, and Administrative Data (Nguyen, P.H., 2021. The Journal of Nutrition)
This paper investigated the extent of disruptions to provision and utilization of health and nutrition services in Uttar Pradesh, India, during the COVID-19 pandemic and revealed that service provision reduced substantially during lockdown (83–98 percentage points, pp) compared with prepande
Understanding Implementation and Improving Nutrition Interventions: Barriers and Facilitators of Using Data Strategically to Inform the Implementation of Maternal Nutrition in Uttar Pradesh, India (Young, M., 2021. Current Developments in Nutrition)
Interviews were conducted to identify barriers and facilitators to the collection of data and the use of data for decision-making to strengthen maternal nutrition interventions in Uttar Pradesh, India.