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.
Nigeria has recently made progress toward strengthening policies and programs in support of maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN). However, progress has been limited to specific states—and creating strong plans for implementation of new policies remains a challenge.
Applying innovative and proven approaches to improve infant and young child feeding practices in Nigeria
The overall nutritional status of children in Nigeria has slightly improved over the last decade; nevertheless, the country still has among the world’s highest child mortality rates and some of the lowest rates of recommended IYCF practices.
Caterpillar cereal as a potential complementary feeding product for infants and young children: nutritional content and acceptability (Bauserman M., 2015. Maternal and Child Nutrition)
Animal-source foods, which prevent micronutrient deficiencies, are not readily available in many parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).