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Advocacy to increase investment in maternal nutrition reaches high-level stakeholders and journalists in Ethiopia

The president of Ethiopia delivered a keynote address at one of several safe motherhood events across Ethiopia where A&T promoted maternal nutrition and advocated to high-level decision makers on the significant benefits of investing in nutrition. The events included a workshop for journalists that led to radio, TV and newspaper reports on the importance of…

E-learning course provides global access to valuable nutrition information

Nader Aboulebdeh learned about “Investing in Child Nutrition,” the e-learning course that Alive & Thrive developed with a variety of partners, from his supervisor at Action Against Hunger, the global humanitarian organization. “It was quite perfect, to be honest,” said Nader, now a nutrition officer with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Syria. After…

New Alive & Thrive technical brief examines the role nutrition plays in predicting and preventing maternal depression

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…

2019: A Year in Research

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)…

Lack of dietary diversity in Ethiopia is tied to limited access to a variety of foods and affordability, new research finds

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…

Stronger with Breastmilk Only campaign aims to save lives, reduce child malnutrition in West and Central Africa

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,…

Alive & Thrive data now available via Dataverse

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,…

Sharing Success: Chinese journalists learn about IYCF achievements in Viet Nam

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…

Highlights from World Breastfeeding Week 2019

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…