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, Research

Mar 13 2021

Factors Associated with the Use of Pasteurized Donor Milk for Healthy Newborns: Experience from the First Human Milk Bank in Vietnam (Hoang TT., 2021. Nutrients)

This study investigates the prolonged use of privately purchased pasteurized donor milk (PDM) in healthy newborns, which can undermine breastfeeding promotion efforts and waste resources of PDM for more vulnerable newborns.

Journal article

Dec 08 2020

Health staff experiences with the implementation of early essential newborn care guidelines in Da Nang municipality and Quang Nam province in Viet Nam (Morseth, M., 2020. BMC Health Services Research)

This study used interviews with Vietnamese health workers and hospital staff to gain insight into staff experiences with implementation of early essential newborn care (EENC) guidelines after participating in training and coaching initiatives.

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

The use of human donor milk (Tran, H.T., 2020. BMJ)

Infant feeding guidelines emphasize that breast milk is the best nutrition for infants.

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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