Together for a world where all women and children benefit from good nutrition

Alive & Thrive (A&T) is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through optimal maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, and complementary feeding practices. Through application of its evidence-based framework and utilization of its robust network of partners, A&T builds momentum, breaks down barriers, and supports a better future for women and children.

Spotlight

Programs and Research

Programs and Research

A new Alive & Thrive study of maternity entitlements in Nigeria deepens understanding of both the workplace policies — in the public and private sectors — that affect working parents and the potential implications of extending maternity leave.

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Tools/Resources

Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

Many Ethiopians have little variety in their diets because foods such as meats and poultry and some fruits and vegetables are unavailable or too expensive, according to new research supported by Alive & Thrive.

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Updates

Get the latest A&T updates on our new News page

Get the latest A&T updates on our new News page

In partnership with UNICEF, Alive & Thrive has launched “Stronger with Breastmilk Only,” a regional campaign to raise awareness of the importance of exclusive breastfeeding in West and Central African countries.

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  • The Cost of Not Breastfeeding Tool

    The Cost of Not Breastfeeding (CONB) Tool

    Inadequate breastfeeding has significant costs – on lives and economies. This tool from A&T shows how countries are impacted on a national level and calls for immediate scaling up of breastfeeding policies, programs, and interventions.

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  • IYCF e-Learning Hub

    Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) e-Learning Hub

    This hub, managed by A&T, provides free, online courses for frontline health workers, health extension workers, and health care professionals working to improve infant and young child nutrition to promote life-long health.

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  • Centers of Excellence

    Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding Initiative

    As part of the Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding initiative, A&T is helping to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care in Southeast Asia.

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