Can complex programs be sustained? A mixed methods sustainability evaluation of a national infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh and Vietnam (Moucheraud, C., 2020. BMC Public Health)
This study evaluates the sustainability of activities introduced during A&T implementation (2009–2014) in Bangladesh and Vietnam, revealing that multiple activities, such as mass media campaigns, policy and advocacy activities, and social mobilization activities were integral to the program’s
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.
Estimates of the quality of complementary feeding among Vietnamese infants aged 6-23 months varied by how commercial baby cereals were classified in 24-h recalls (Nguyen, T., 2015. Global Public Health)
The World Health Organization's (WHO) standardized questionnaire for assessing infant and young child feeding practices does not include commercial baby cereals (CBC), which are derived from several food groups and are fortified with micronutrients.
Social franchising and a nationwide mass media campaign increased the prevalence of adequate complementary feeding in Viet Nam: a cluster-randomized program evaluation (Rawat R., 2017. Journal of Nutrition)
Alive & Thrive (A&T) applied principles of social franchising within the government health system in Viet Nam to improve the quality of interpersonal counseling (IPC) for complementary feeding (CF).
Changes in knowledge, attitude and involvement of fathers in supporting exclusive breastfeeding: A community-based intervention study in a rural area of Viet Nam (Bich TH., 2016. International Journal of Public Health)
A one-year intervention in Viet Nam sought to understand how fathers’ knowledge, attitudes, and involvement in supporting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) might change after receiving breastfeeding education materials and counseling services.
Maternal willingness to pay for infant and young child nutrition counseling services in Viet Nam (Nguyen, P.H., 2015. Global Health Action)
Alive & Thrive (A&T) Viet Nam, developed and incorporated elements of social franchising into government health services to provide high-quality nutrition counseling services to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices.