Research continues to shed light on the role nutrition plays in maternal depression. A new Alive & Thrive technical brief, prepared by Dr. Pamela Surkan and Farah Behbehani, presents what we know about the role of nutrition in predicting and preventing maternal depression. Understanding the role is critical: Maternal depression is associated with increased maternal […]
The 2010’s are over – but data-driven innovations from the last decade will continue to drive improvements in MIYCN for healthier families, communities, and nations. In 2019, A&T continued support research in a variety of areas. “The rigorous research that A&T supports fills data gaps and documents improvements in maternal, child, and infant nutrition (MIYCN) […]
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. Researchers looked at consumption, production, availability, and affordability in six regions of Ethiopia, to understand how well the regions’ food systems—from farm inputs to food distribution […]
Seven out of every 10 babies in West and Central Africa receive liquids and foods in addition to breastmilk during their first six months of life, contributing to child malnutrition, illnesses and even death. The Stronger With Breastmilk Only multi-year campaign launched today by UNICEF and the Alive & Thrive initiative calls on Governments, partners, […]
Data make great impact when they are easily accessible to researchers and practitioners. We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Alive & Thrive Dataverse through which data produced by Alive & Thrive-supported research are immediately accessible and open. It includes household, frontline workers, and health facility survey-data from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, Burkina Faso, […]
Eight Chinese journalists traveled to Viet Nam to learn more about successful efforts there in creating a positive environment for breastfeeding. Alive & Thrive and the China Development Research Foundation co-organized the exchange visit to enable the journalists to advocate for replicable models in China, where the exclusive breastfeeding rate stands at 20.8%, far below […]
Alive & Thrive celebrated World Breastfeeding Week 2019 in collaboration with partners and communities around the globe. From August 1-7, A&T planned and participated in events honoring the theme, “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding,” to raise awareness about breastfeeding’s benefits and the need for supportive, enabling environments for mothers and families. Check out some of the […]
In Vietnam, 94% of births take place in the hospital, but not every facility prioritizes breastfeeding in its early newborn care. This video shows how the Center of Excellence for Breastfeeding approach in Vietnam can help families to employ breastfeeding best practices for improved health and nutrition outcomes.
Linord Moudou, the host of Voice of America’s Health Chat, interviews Alive & Thrive Director Karin Lapping on breastfeeding’s critical importance for mothers, babies, health systems, and the global economy.
The Ministry of Health in cooperation with Alive & Thrive has designated two hospitals as Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding: Tran Van Thoi Hospital in Ca Mau on August 26 and Can Tho City Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital on August 28, 2019. “The Center of Excellence for Breastfeeding is awarded to hospitals for creating and […]