Brief

Sep 30 2021

Myanmar Country Brief: Resilience to maintain hard-fought improvements in nutrition

As a result of the illegal coup d’état by the military on February 1st, 2021, a humanitarian crisis is currently unfolding in Myanmar. With fuel and food prices increasing dramatically, millions of households are struggling to meet their basic food and healthcare needs.

Journal article

Sep 23 2021

What is the impact of removing performance-based financial incentives on community health worker motivation? A qualitative study from an infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh (Glenn J., 2021. BMC Health Services Research)

This study reveals that removing performance-based financial incentives from community health worker programs can negatively affect CHW motivation,  suggesting that program decision makers shou

Journal article, Research

Sep 09 2021

Maternal resources for care are associated with child growth and early childhood development in Bangladesh and Vietnam (Basnet S., Child: Care, Health and Development. 2021)

Resources for care, represented by maternal height, well-nourishment, mental well-being, decision-making, support in chores and perceived social support, were analyzed against Alive & Thrive baseline data from household surveys in Bangladesh and Viet Nam and found to be associated with child

Brief

Sep 09 2021

Minimum Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Human Milk Banks in Southeast Asia

Human milk bank services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system. Such services give small and sick babies access to the multiple benefits of breastmilk by providing safe donor human milk.

Journal article

Sep 07 2021

Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. Nutrients)

This study examined implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (the Code) in Vietnam with a focus on marketing practices by the baby food industry and perceptions of caregivers, health workers, and policy makers.

Journal article

Aug 18 2021

Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)

Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).

 
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