Journal article

Dec 08 2020

The financing need for expanding paid maternity leave to support breastfeeding in the informal sector in the Philippines (Ulep, V., 2020. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

In the Philippines, workers in the informal economy are not guaranteed paid maternity leave. A non‐contributory maternity cash transfer to informal sector workers could improve social equity, economic productivity, and public health and nutrition through supporting breastfeeding.

Journal article

Dec 08 2020

Childhood stunting and wasting in Myanmar: Key drivers and implications for policies and programmes (Blankenship, J., 2020. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

Findings indicate that the key drivers of child undernutrition in Myanmar, where prevalence of child stunting is 28% and wasting is 7%, are multifaceted and start in utero.

Journal article

Jul 16 2017

Changes in the policy environment for infant and young child feeding in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, and the role of targeted advocacy (Harris, J., 2011. BMC Public Health)

To fill a knowledge gap of how potential contribution of targeted advocacy can improve policy environments in low and middle-income countries, this study tracked changes in the policy environment over a four-year period in three countries and examined the role of targeted nutrition and IYCF advoc


Nov 06 2014

The Power of Nutrition Poster

Identifies actions during pregnancy and the first 2 years to improve nutrition and the impact on child health, education, and economic development.

Journal article

Sep 04 2013

Developing evidence-based advocacy and policy change strategies to protect, promote, and support infant and young child feeding (Hajeebhoy N., 2013. Food and Nutrition Bulletin)

This article was part of a special supplement in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin on the Alive & Thrive (A&T) project. Despite the existence of a strong evidence base for investing in infant and young child feeding (IYCF), sufficiently supported IYCF policies and programs are rare.