Breastfeeding is a powerful weapon in the fight to ensure every child has the best possible start to life, but mothers need access to accurate information and timely support from their family and community; the healthcare system; and their employers.
Alive & Thrive's implementation research spans its program areas, seeking to answer "how" to implement effective interventions and policies. Active studies are detailed in the attached documents.
Developed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, and Alive & Thrive, these materials equip health workers at all levels with the most updated knowledge and skills to provide counseling and support to mothers, caregivers, families and community on optimal IYCF practices f
Provides background information and serves as a leave-behind material at meetings. It provides additional key messaging around the global movement to scale up nutrition, the action steps for policymakers, the power of nutrition, and best feeding practices.
Engaging medical associations to support optimal infant and young child feeding: Lessons learned from Alive & Thrive
Strategic and well-coordinated advocacy is essential to improve nutrition at scale. Recent efforts in countries throughout Southeast Asia have generated regional momentum and resulted in stronger nutrition policies and programs.