Save the Children Alive and Thrive Project (A&T)

Alive & Thrive scales up nutrition to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding.

Save the Children Alive and Thrive Project (A&T)

Alive & Thrive (A&T) is a five-year initiative, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to improve infant and young child nutrition by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices. A&T aims to reach more than 16 million children under two years old in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Vietnam. The different program models for delivering infant and young child feeding (IYCF) services in the three countries will inform policies and practices worldwide. Delivery is primarily through local NGO, BRAC, frontline workers in Bangladesh and government health extension workers in Ethiopia. In Vietnam, Save the Children is the implementing partner, establishing IYCF franchises in health facilities for counseling and IYCF support groups in ethnic minority areas. Save the Children also offers policy and nutrition technical support at A&T headquarters. A&T is managed by the Academy for Educational Development in partnership with Save the Children, BRAC, GMMB, International Food Policy Research Institute, University of California at Davis and World Vision.


  • Save the Children International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill...

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    They are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which they can do the most good.


  • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

    Implementing NGO
    India | Staff size: 10,000+

    BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives.
    We were founded in Bangladesh in 1972, and over the...

  • GMMB

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    GMMB are activists at heart. When GMMB opened the doors in 1983 GMMB had one goal in mind: to create positive change through electoral politics and issue advocacy. And, never lost sight of the...

  • The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

    Institute, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries....

  • University of California, Davis (UC Davis)

    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States.


  • World Vision

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 10,000+

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of...

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Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Viet Nam
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2013
  • Sectors