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Strengthening Systems to Support Mothers in Infant and Young Child Feeding at Scale

This paper documents the Alive & Thrive project’s efforts to scale-up infant and young child feeding interventions in three countries from 2009 to 2013. Systems strengthening is seen as essential to achieving population-level nutrition improvements due to rapid geographic expansion and increasing burdens on service delivery systems. This study draws from experience in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to provide clear direction on approaches to capacity building and implementation of large-scale nutrition programs in diverse cultural and epidemiological contexts.

Sanghvi, T., Martin, L., Hajeebhoy, N., Hailu Abrha, T., Abebe, Y., Haque, R., Tran, HTT., Roy, S. Food and Nutrition Bulletin (2013). Vol. 34. No. 3.