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 […]
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 […]
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), […]
A new research study and online tool illustrates the dramatic costs – in human lives and to the global economy – due to inadequate breastfeeding: almost 700,000 lives annually and a billion dollars a day. Listen to Dr. Dylan Walters, lead author of the Cost of Not Breastfeeding, in this interview with Voice of America: […]