Policy advocacy, Research

May 24 2022

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Mothers' Milk Tool

Breastfeeding and mothers’ milk is presently not counted in food systems or the economy but should be. The Mothers’ Milk Tool will help.

Journal article, Research

Dec 07 2021

Gaps in the Implementation and Uptake of Maternal Nutrition Interventions in Antenatal Care Services in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and India (Sanghvi T., 2021. Maternal & Child Nutrition)

This paper demonstrates that maternal nutrition intervention (MNI) coverage was consistently lower than antenatal care (ANC) coverage in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and India, despite ANC being the largest global platform to deliver MNI.

Brief

Jun 21 2021

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.
 

Guide

Apr 20 2021

Centers of of Excellence: Frequently Asked Questions

In Viet Nam, Alive & Thrive has worked with a variety of stakeholders to develop “Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding” — a designation conferred upon hospitals to signify that they are breastfeeding-friendly.

Booklet

Feb 10 2021

How India's medical colleges are catalysing change for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition: Case studies

In India, medical colleges are strategically placed in the health care delivery system, making them an excellent platform to apply the latest scientific evidence to improve the quality of care.

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.

 
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