This study assesses maternal nutrition, and the enablers, barriers, and current policy and program strategies to improve dietary patterns and intakes.
Maternal resources for care are associated with child growth and early childhood development in Bangladesh and Vietnam (Basnet S., Child: Care, Health and Development. 2021)
Resources for care, represented by maternal height, well-nourishment, mental well-being, decision-making, support in chores and perceived social support, were analyzed against Alive & Thrive baseline data from household surveys in Bangladesh and Viet Nam and found to be associated with child
Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)
Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).
Nutrition and Food Insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The impact of the pandemic on MIYCN services in India and Bangladesh
This brief summarizes findings of two separate studies in India and Bangladesh, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Alive & Thrive (A&T).
Provision and utilisation of health and nutrition services during COVID-19 pandemic in urban Bangladesh (Sununtnasuk, C., 2021. Current Developments in Nutrition)
Despite adaptations to service provision during the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper reveals that continued availability of routine maternal and child health services did not translate into service utilization.
Status of MIYCN in Private Healthcare: Opportunities to advance mother and baby friendly health system in India
This brief presents the results of a survey of private health practitioners’ MIYCN knowledge and practices and private health facility systems, guidelines and processes related to MIYCN service delivery.