Jan 12 2023
Adolescent nutrition, maternal nutrition theory of change and media costs posters presented at the SBCC Summit
Three posters on mass media costing, scaling up maternal nutrition, and school-based nutrition highlight results from some of Alive & Thrive's implementation research in Africa and Asia. They were shared at the 2022 SBCC Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, in December.
Jan 10 2023
The Financial Costs of Mass Media Interventions Used for Improving Breastfeeding Practices in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Vietnam (Sanghvi T.G., et al, 2022)
This analysis documents the financial costs and budgetary needs for implementing mass media components of large-scale breastfeeding programs, providing annual costs, cost structures, and coverage achieved through mass media interventions in four low- and middle-income countries.
Nov 15 2022
Multiple modifiable maternal, household and health service factors are associated with maternal nutrition and early breastfeeding practices in Burkina Faso (Kim Sunny S, Ouédraogo C, 2022, Mat & Child Nutrition)
This study identified factors that can be modified by interventions at the individual, household and health service levels to improve maternal nutrition and breastfeeding practices in Burkina Faso: High maternal knowledge was an important factor for maternal dietary diversity, breastfeeding and I
Oct 06 2022
“Stronger With Breastmilk Only” Initiative: Evaluation in Four Countries in West and Central Africa and at Regional level
The Stronger With Breastmilk Only initiative has successfully set or reset the agenda of governments and partners on the work on breastfeeding - but the process of implementing the initiative and all the strategies su
Jul 16 2022
Regional Model Law for regulating the marketing of BMS
As part of the efforts to protect breastfeeding and save lives, UNICEF, WHO, Alive & Thrive, HKI and IBFAN, in collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), have developed a regional model law for regulating the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, foods for infants and youn
Jun 16 2022
Determinants of Adolescent Nutrition Status and Practices in Burkina Faso Using a Pooled Secondary Analysis (Godha D, Likhite N, 2022, Cur Dev Nutrition)
This study showed a strong association between high dietary diversity and unhealthy food intake namely added sugar consumption among adolescents in Burkina Faso, an important consideration for policy makers as they design adolescent nutrition programs to reduce malnutrition.