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.
|Location||East Asia and Pacific, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Viet Nam|