Action - Alive & Thrive - Promotion of improved hygiene practices including handwashing - Infants and young children

Programme: Alive & Thrive

Programme description

Alive & Thrive (A&T) is a 6-year initiative (2009-2014) to improve infant and young child nutrition by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices. The goal is reductions in mortality and stunting. A&T aims to reach more than 16 million children under 2 years old in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam through household, community, health facility, and mass media interventions. The objectives are to: create delivery models in three distinct learning environments that improve IYCF practices at scale and can be replicated in other parts of the world; document impact, cost, and cost-effectiveness of IYCF interventions; foster innovation through a grants program; and disseminate learnings from A&T models, innovations, operations research, and evaluations.

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$78.6 million


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Groupe cible: 
Infants and young children
Canal de l’intervention: 
Les détails de mise en œuvre: 

Home visits during pregnancy and first 2 years of life

Taille de la population cible: 
Intended total reach in 3 countries through community-based activities and mass media: 16 million households with children <2 years
Indicateur(s) d'impact: 

Stunting/HAZ; Core WHO IYCF indicators; Early initiation of breastfeeding; Exclusive breastfeeding under 6 months; Continued breastfeeding at 1 year; Introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods; Minimum dietary diversity; Minimum meal frequency; Minimum acceptable diet; Consumption of iron-rich or iron-fortified foods;Anemia (Bangladesh only)

Système de suivi et d'évaluation: 

Baseline and endline surveys, qualitative research, process evaluations, special studies, routine monitoring, site surveillance

Etat à la base: 
Exclusive breastfeeding: Bangladesh 50%; Ethiopia 72%; Viet Nam 19; Stunting: Bangladesh 51%; Ethiopia 56%, Viet Nam 24%

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