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.
Globally, 600,000 children and 100,000 women die every year due to illnesses that could be prevented by breastfeeding. These briefs present the costs of not breastfeeding in two major world regions, Southeast Asia and West Africa.
Despite globally accepted knowledge on the benefits of breastfeeding and the contribution of maternity entitlements to increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding, there has been little research on how maternity or paternity leave is practiced in Nigeria, the labour force’s level of compliance, or t