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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. […]

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How to: A Guide to Effective Nutrition Advocacy

December 9, 2016

Strategic and well-coordinated advocacy is essential to improve nutrition at scale. Recent efforts in countries throughout Southeast Asia have generated regional momentum and resulted in […]

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Toolkit: Resources for creating breastfeeding friendly workplaces

December 16, 2014

Provides information and practical guidance for institutions, companies, and other organizations interested in implementing policies and interventions to support lactation in the workplace.

Workplace Intervention to Support Breastfeeding in Viet Nam

Program brief: Workplace intervention to support breastfeeding in Viet Nam

November 6, 2014

Describes Alive & Thrive’s partnership with the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labor and enterprises to support the establishment of lactation rooms in the workplace.

Advocacy brief: Lessons from Viet Nam in creating supportive polices for infant and young child feeding

Advocacy brief: Lessons from Viet Nam in creating supportive polices for infant and young child feeding

November 6, 2014

Outlines the policy process used in Viet Nam that resulted in extended maternity leave and a stronger marketing code and how the lessons could be […]

Advocacy brief: Extending maternity leave in Asia-Pacific

Advocacy brief: Extending maternity leave in Asia-Pacific

November 4, 2014

Shows status of maternity leave in Asia-Pacific countries as of April 2013 and makes the case for six months of paid leave.

Tool: Timeline for policy changes supportive of breastfeeding in Viet Nam

Tool: Timeline for policy changes supportive of breastfeeding in Viet Nam

November 4, 2014

Outlines activities from 2009 to 2013 that resulted in changes in legislation on maternity leave and the marketing of breastmilk substitutes in Viet Nam.

Advocacy brief: The case for extending maternity leave in Viet Nam (English and Vietnamese)

Advocacy brief: The case for extending maternity leave in Viet Nam (English and Vietnamese)

November 4, 2014

Discusses how extended leave is good for breastfeeding and presents the health and economic benefits to women, babies, employers, and the nation.

Research report: Findings of a study on maternity leave policy in Viet Nam

Research report: Findings of a study on maternity leave policy in Viet Nam

November 4, 2014

Presents findings of a 2011 study on breastfeeding practices among female workers, maternity policy implementation, and opinions on policy options to promote exclusive breastfeeding.

Advocacy booklet: Viet Nam maternity leave (English and Vietnamese)

Advocacy booklet: Viet Nam maternity leave (English and Vietnamese)

November 4, 2014

Advocates for 6 months of paid maternity leave and provides a summary of health, development, and economic benefits.

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