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Best practices and lessons learned: Policy advocacy in three country contexts

May 11, 2017

From 2010-2014, Alive & Thrive worked in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam to reduce undernutrition and death caused by sub-optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. Our policy advocacy efforts included:

  • Working with the media to elevate the importance of IYCF, build momentum through a steady drumbeat of information and focus on IYCF, and provide a clear advocacy call to action.
  • Developing meaningful partnerships with medical communities, who play an important role in educating families about early child nutrition in Bangladesh and Viet Nam.
  • Helping to shape local nutrition policies through the annual Provincial Planning for Nutrition (PPN) process in Viet Nam.
  • Partnering with influential organizations and champions (i.e. women’s associations) that have a stake in improving child nutrition and IYCF in Ethiopia and Viet Nam.

Based on our experiences, this set of briefs details our best practices and lessons learned:

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