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May 17 2021

Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness

After Alive & Thrive initiated IYCF community support groups in remote villages across nine provinces in Viet Nam, evaluation shows that the group model was effective in reaching remote populations and likely contributed to improved IYCF practices, including higher odds of early initiation of

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Feb 25 2020

Different combination of behavior change interventions and frequency of interpersonal contacts are associated with infant and young child feeding practices in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam

This article demonstrates that exposure to interventions matters for impact, but the combination of behavior change interventions and number of interpersonal counseling contacts required to support behavior change in infant and young child feeding are context-specific.

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Feb 25 2020

Nutrition intervention using behavioral change communication without additional material inputs increased expenditures on key food groups in Bangladesh

This article demonstrated that recipients in the Phase I intensive intervention, which provided interpersonal counseling, community mobilization, and mass media campaigns, mobilized additional resources to improve diets.

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Feb 11 2020

Information Diffusion and Social Norms Are Associated with Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in Bangladesh.

Interaction within mothers’ social networks, reinforced by promoting positive social norms for appropriate behaviors, can affect IYCF practices, according to this study in Bangladesh.

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Nov 15 2019

Behavior change interventions delivered through interpersonal communication, agricultural activities, community mobilization and mass media increase complementary feeding practices and reduces stunting in Ethiopia.

Alive & Thrive aimed to address poor complementary feeding practices in Ethiopia with intensive behavior change interventions through four platforms: interpersonal communications, nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities, community mobilization, and mass media.

 
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