Brief

Sep 09 2021

Minimum Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Human Milk Banks in Southeast Asia

Human milk bank services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system. Such services give small and sick babies access to the multiple benefits of breastmilk by providing safe donor human milk.

Journal article

Sep 07 2021

Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers

Although Vietnam has a strong regulatory environment for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding, there are implementation, monitoring, and enforcement gaps.

Journal article

Jun 22 2021

The Association between a Novel Baby-Friendly Hospital Program and Equitable Support for Breastfeeding in Vietnam

This study examines the efficacy of Alive & Thrive’s novel Center of Excellence for Breastfeeding approach, and finds that health facilities’ enrollment in the model was associated with increases in levels of both exclusive breastfeeding and early initiation of breastfeeding.

Guide

May 24 2021

People Driven Design: Innovating for stunting reduction in Indonesia

To inform a refresh process of the Government of Indonesia’s National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Reduction 2018-2022 (StraNas Stunting), and the subsequent localization of

Journal article

May 17 2021

Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness

After Alive & Thrive initiated IYCF community support groups in remote villages across nine provinces in Viet Nam, evaluation shows that the group model was effective in reaching remote populations and likely contributed to improved IYCF practices, including higher odds of early initiation of

 
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