What is the impact of removing performance-based financial incentives on community health worker motivation? A qualitative study from an infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh (Glenn J., 2021. BMC Health Services Research)
This study reveals that removing performance-based financial incentives from community health worker programs can negatively affect CHW motivation, suggesting that program decision makers shou
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).
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.
Impact of COVID-19 on household food insecurity and interlinkages with child feeding practices and coping strategies in Uttar Pradesh, India: a longitudinal community-based study (Nguyen, P.H., 2021. BMJ Open)
The COVID-19 pandemic has profound negative impacts on people’s lives, but little is known on its effect on household food insecurity (HFI) in poor setting resources.
India's 2.42 Million Frontline Health Workers Enable Restoration of Health and Nutrition Service Delivery After Early COVID-19 Lockdowns
Research investigated the status of disruptions due to COVID-19 pandemic to maternal and child nutrition service delivery, revealing that services were disrupted during lockdown and restored thereafter.
COVID-19 Disrupted Provision and Utilization of Health and Nutrition Services in Uttar Pradesh, India: Insights from Service Providers, Household Phone Surveys, and Administrative Data (Nguyen, P.H., 2021. The Journal of Nutrition)
This paper investigated the extent of disruptions to provision and utilization of health and nutrition services in Uttar Pradesh, India, during the COVID-19 pandemic and revealed that service provision reduced substantially during lockdown (83–98 percentage points, pp) compared with prepande