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.
Nutrition interventions in urban maternal, newborn and child health services: Findings from a baseline survey in Bangladesh
Alive & Thrive (A&T) is contributing to efforts to strengthen urban health systems in Bangladesh by testing a package of maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) interventions delivered through NGO platforms in Dhaka.
Alive & Thrive's implementation research spans its program areas, seeking to answer "how" to implement effective interventions and policies. Active studies are detailed in the attached documents.
This overview paper summarizes and builds on papers from the Stop Stunting Conference of 2014, advocating to focus on child feeding, women's nutrition, and household sanitation as investment areas to prevent child stunting in South Asia.
Does health worker performance affect clients’ health behaviors? A multilevel analysis from Bangladesh (Epstein, A., 2019. BMC Health Services Research)
In this study, reseearchers found evidence for an association between health worker compliance and client health behaviors; however, small effect sizes suggest that behavior change is multifactorial and affected by factors beyond care quality.