Journal article

May 17 2021

Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. International Journal for Equity in Health)

After Alive & Thrive initiated IYCF community support groups in remote villages across nine provinces in Viet Nam, evaluation shows that the group model was effective in reaching remote populations and likely contributed to improved IYCF practices, including higher odds of early initiation of

Journal article

Dec 08 2020

Can complex programs be sustained? A mixed methods sustainability evaluation of a national infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh and Vietnam (Moucheraud, C., 2020. BMC Public Health)

This study evaluates the sustainability of activities introduced during A&T implementation (2009–2014) in Bangladesh and Vietnam, revealing that multiple activities, such as mass media campaigns, policy and advocacy activities, and social mobilization activities were integral to the program’s

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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.

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Jul 16 2020

Supply-and demand-side factors influencing utilization of infant and young child feeding counselling services in Viet Nam

Paired with improved counseling skills, demand-generation strategies could increase the population accessing the minimum number of visits to counseling services by 49%, according to this paper that investigated demand-generation strategies and supply-side factors influencing the utilization of fa

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Jul 16 2020

Infant and young child feeding practices differ by ethnicity of Vietnamese mothers (Nguyen, T.T., 2016. BMC Pregnancy and Child Birth)

An investigation into the differences in feeding practices between Vietnamese mothers revealed that all ethnicities had suboptimal practices, necessitating broad intervention.

Journal article

Feb 25 2020

Different combinations of behavior change interventions and frequencies of interpersonal contacts are associated with infant and young child feeding practices in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam (Kim, S., 2019. Current Developments in Nutrition)

This article demonstrates that exposure to interventions matters for impact, but the combination of behavior change interventions and number of interpersonal counseling contacts required to support behavior change in infant and young child feeding are context-specific.

 
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