Nigeria’s Ministry of Health adapts the “Start Strong” branding for national IYCF campaigns

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health will launch a major mass communication campaign to increase awareness of the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for infants in their first 6 months in May by an array of partners, including Alive & Thrive (A&T). The “Start Strong/Zero Water” campaign focuses on increasing early initiation of breastfeeding (within 1 hour […]

Partners advocate for making nutrition a top priority across West Africa to high-level stakeholders

Leaders of several organizations working on nutrition in West Africa, including Alive & Thrive (A&T), called on presidents and other high-level government officials to make addressing malnutrition a priority across the region at a high-level advocacy event in Dakar on March 22. The initiative’s regional program director, Dr. Aboubacry Thiam, moderated and chaired the roundtable, […]

Ethiopia formally launches country’s first Food and Nutrition Policy

Ethiopia has formally launched the country’s first Food and Nutrition Policy with the support of multiple partners, including Alive & Thrive (A&T). More than 400 participants attended the launch including three State Ministers (Health, Agriculture, and Women, Children & Youth Affairs), heads and representatives of donors and UN agencies, representatives from federal ministries and regional […]