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Experimental Biology | March 29 – April 1, 2015 | Boston, MA, USA

Alive & Thrive released results from endline surveys for the first time at the Experimental Biology 2015 meeting in Boston from March 28 to April 1. The A&T team presented eight oral or poster presentations highlighting endline findings during the meeting. Abstracts for select presentations are available for viewing below.

Oral presentations

  • Additive Effects of Interpersonal Counseling and Mass Media on Psychosocial Determinants of Exclusive Breastfeeding among Vietnamese Mothers P.H. Nguyen, S.S. Kim, T.T. Nguyen, N. Hajeebhoy, L.M. Tran, M.T. Ruel, R. Rawat, E.A. Frongillo and P. Menon. Intl. Food Policy Res. Inst., Washington, DC, FHI 360, Viet Nam and Univ. of South Carolina. (View abstract)
  • Feeding of Infant Formula at Birth Links with Feeding of Infant Formula and Discontinuation of Breastfeeding in Viet Nam T.T. Nguyen, E.A. Frongillo and N. Hajeebhoy. FHI 360, Viet Nam and Univ. of South Carolina. (View abstract)
  • Protecting a Woman’s Right to Breastfeed: The Extension of Maternity Leave in Vietnam N. Hajeebhoy, T.T. Nguyen, P.H. Nguyen, P. Mannava, L.H. Phan, H.T.T. Vu, R. Mathisen and P.H. Do. FHI 360, Intl. Food Policy Res. Inst. and UNICEF, Viet Nam. (View abstract)

Poster presentations

  • Social and Behavioral Change Interventions Delivered at Scale Have Large Impacts on Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in Bangladesh P. Menon, K.K. Saha, A. Kennedy, A. Khaled, T. Tyagi, T. Sanghvi, K. Afsana, R. Haque, E.A. Frongillo, M.T. Ruel and R. Rawat. Intl. Food Policy Res. Inst., Washington, DC; FHI 360; BRAC, Bangladesh and Univ. of South Carolina. (View abstract)
  • Incorporating Social Franchising Principles in Government Health Services Improves Breastfeeding Practices in Vietnam R. Rawat, P.H. Nguyen, S. Kim, N. Hajeebhoy, H. Tran, M.T. Ruel and P. Menon. Intl. Food Policy Res. Inst., Washington, DC; FHI 360, Viet Nam and Save the Children, Viet Nam. (View abstract)
  •  Willingness to Pay for Nutrition Counseling Services in Vietnam M.V. Hoang, P.H. Nguyen, N. Hajeebhoy, P. Menon and R. Rawat. Hanoi Med. Univ.; Intl. Food Policy Res. Inst., Washington, DC and FHI 360,Viet Nam.
  • Estimates of the Quality of Complementary Feeding among Vietnamese 6-23 Month Olds Varied by How Commercial Baby Cereals Were Classified in 24-Hour Recalls T.T. Nguyen and N. Hajeebhoy. FHI 360, Viet Nam. 
  • Improvement in Provincial Plans for Nutrition through Targeted Technical Assistance and Local Advocacy in Vietnam J. Harris, P.H. Nguyen, Q. To, N. Hajeebhoy, L. Phan, H. Vu, E.A. Frongillo, K. Lapping and P. Menon. Intl. Food Policy Res. Inst., Washington, DC; Univ. of South Carolina; FHI 360, Viet Nam and Save the Children, Washington, DC.

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