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
Guide, Handout, Job aid
Feb 09 2022
A Quick Guide: The International Code of Marketing for Breast-milk Substitutes
Updated February 2022!
This quick guide summarizes the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (The Code) and relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly that help protect breastfeeding around the globe.
Oct 28 2020
An overview of Alive & Thrive's implementation research
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.
Jul 16 2020
Predictors of exclusive breastfeeding and consumption of soft, semi-solid or solid food among infants in Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso: A cross-sectional survey (Cresswell, J., 2017. PLoS ONE)
Many mothers have low levels of knowledge regarding breastfeeding and demonstrate poor practices, according to this cross-sectional survey (n = 2288) of a representative sample of women aged 15–49 years with at least one live birth in the past year conducted during June and July 2015 in the Boucl
Apr 21 2020
Burkina Faso Nutrition Profiles for Six Regions
These nutrition profiles present MIYCN data for six regions of Burkina Faso, including data on health and nutrition indicators, causes of undernutrition, nutrition promotion platforms and antenatal and child health care, and global nutrition targets.
Feb 11 2020
Suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices in rural Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso: Findings from a cross-sectional population-based survey (Sarrasat S., 2019. PLoS One)
Mothers in the rural Boucle de Mouhoun Region of Burkina Faso had low levels of knowledge of IYCF and practices, according to this study: 60% of children had the minimum meal frequency, while only 18% benefited from the minimum dietary diversity and 13% received minimum acceptable diet.