Babies before business: protecting the integrity of health professionals from institutional conflict of interest (Becker GE, Ching C, Nguyen TT, 2022)
In this commentary published in BMJ Global Health, the authors cite a broad scoping review in asserting that despite being aware of their Code violations and how these create problems for countries, associations and individuals, the commercial milk formula industry continues to use health systems
Expanding Integrated Competency-Focused Health Worker Curricula for Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (Becker GE, Cashin J, Nguyen TT, Zambrano P, 2022)
This paper discusses a multistage process to map an existing curriculum, analyse expected competencies, and recognize broader factors when developing a competency-focused curriculum in pre-service education that includes maternal, infant, and young child nutrition.
As part of the efforts to protect breastfeeding and save lives, UNICEF, WHO, Alive & Thrive, HKI and IBFAN, in collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), have developed a regional model law for regulating the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, foods for infants and youn
Mistakes from the HIV pandemic should inform the COVID-19 response for maternal and newborn care (Gribble, K., 2020. International Breastfeeding Journal)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, policy makers and practitioners must learn from mistakes made during the HIV pandemic, when breastfeeding was undermined through isolating infants from their mothers, and formula feeding resulted in more infant deaths than the disease.
The cost of not breastfeeding: global results from a new tool (Walters, D., 2019. Health Policy and Planning)
A billion dollars and two thousand lives, every day. This impactful study, which is the foundation for Alive and Thrive’s online tool, examines the human and economic costs of not breastfeeding.