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WBW2019: Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding

By Karin Lapping First celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, World Breastfeeding Week is now observed in over 120 countries by UNICEF, WHO and partners too numerous to list including individuals, organizations, and governments. Alive & Thrive is proud to be a part of this important week of action. As this year’s […]

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Understanding the factors that determine maternal nutrition practices in Uttar Pradesh, India

Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, has a high burden of undernutrition. It lags behind national averages in maternal nutrition practices. Despite strong policy and program commitments, many maternal nutrition interventions are not yet reaching majority of women during pregnancy. A recent study by researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), […]

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Hospitals to become Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding in Viet Nam

The Viet Nam Ministry of Health and A&T co-organized an Implementation Workshop to formalize “Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding” (CoE) with the participation of directors and staff from 29 hospitals, leaders from Departments of Health (DOH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Reproductive Health Centers (RHC) in nine provinces. The ministry introduced the designation criteria […]

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Philippines institutes its “First 1,000 Days” law

The Philippines promulgated Republic Act 11148 – the “Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act” – better known as the “First 1,000 Days” law. The law seeks to institutionalize the convergence and scale-up of programs from different sectors around the critical first 1,000 days of life, spanning from conception to the first two years. The law […]

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New e-learning course designed to scale up IYCF knowledge and skills for health workers now available

A new free e-learning course is now available for health workers involved in infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices, Alive & Thrive announced today. Investing in Child Nutrition is a free, publicly available online course designed to provide guidance, skills, and practical information to health workers to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding and complementary […]

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Integrating MIYCN into medical college curriculums to address knowledge and practices gaps in India

At nine colleges in two states in India, faculty in medical colleges are learning how to better integrate maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) practices into the undergraduate curriculum with Alive & Thrive support. The program is aimed at better equipping students to help pregnant mothers and young children in the future. Emphasizing the […]

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Nutrition data profiles guide efforts to scale up MIYCN in three regions of Burkina Faso

Participants at regional MIYCN workshops in three of Burkina Faso’s 13 regions—the Centre Nord, Nord, and Sud Ouest—used nutrition profile data to help health district management teams develop workplans for scaling up MIYCN through RMNCAH platforms. Measures of chronic malnutrition – nationally and by region – were among the data shared at the workshops. Participants […]

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