Journal article, Research

Apr 19 2022

Awareness, Perceptions, Gaps, and Uptake of Maternity Protection among Formally Employed Women in Vietnam (Nguyen TT, 2022. Int J of Env. Research & Public Health)

Interviews reveal implementation gaps in Vietnam’s maternity protection policies, limiting their effectiveness to protect women and children’s rights. Findings demonstrate a need to increase awareness, strengthen enforcement, and expand entitlements to the informal sector.

Journal article

Mar 08 2021

The yearly financing need of providing paid maternity leave in the informal sector in Indonesia (Siregar, A., 2021. International Breastfeeding Journal)

Study results reveal that yearly financing needs to provide maternity cash transfers (MCT) for women of reproductive age (WRA) in the informal sector would not exceed .5% of Indonesian GDP and could provide significant public health savings and partially alleviate the economic cost of not breastf

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.

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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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