Process of developing models of maternal nutrition interventions integrated into antenatal care services in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and India (Sanghvi, T. Maternal Child Nutrition. 2022)
This paper explores how data was used strategically to integrate a package of nutrition interventions into ANC programs in four countries and engage community members.
Breastfeeding Interpersonal Communication, Mobile Phone Support, and Mass Media Messaging Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 and 24 Weeks Among Clients of Private Health Facilities in Lagos, Nigeria (Flax, V. Journal of Nutrition)
A breastfeeding promotion intervention in private facilities in Lagos, which included training for healthcare providers, increased the percentage of exclusively breastfed infants but had no impact on early initiation of breastfeeding.
Using scenario-based assessments to examine the feasibility of integrating preventive nutrition services through the primary health care system in Bangladesh (Nguyen PH, 2022. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
Interviews assessed the feasibility of improving nutrition service delivery and coverage through the primary health care system in Bangladesh, revealing the need to fill gaps in human resources and logistic gaps as well as create demand for preventive services.
Complementary feeding social and behavior change communication for fathers and mothers improves children's consumption of fish and eggs and minimum meal frequency in Kaduna State, Nigeria (Flax, V. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2022)
This study measured the effects of a multipronged 12-month intervention in Kaduna State that targeted complementary feeding (CF) social and behavior change communications to both fathers and mothers, showing improvements in parents’ CF practices and knowledge, as well as fathers’ support for CF.&
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.
Global evidence of persistent violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: A systematic scoping review (Becker G, 2022. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
This scoping review examined and summarized published evidence from 95 countries on International Code violations from 1981, demonstrating broad range of violations and marketing tactics globally.