Community-based distribution of iron–folic acid supplementation in low- and middle-income countries: a review of evidence and programme implications

This literature review aimed to review the evidence for community-based distribution (CBD) of iron–folic acid (IFA) supplementation as a feasible approach to improve anaemia rates in low- and middle-income countries. CBD programmes had moderate success with midwives and community health workers (CHW) who counselled on health benefits and compliance with IFA supplementation. CHW were more […]

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Early Childhood Development: An integral part of Zika response programs

This brief discusses why, when it comes to Zika response programs, the early years of childhood development matter most. Early childhood development (ECD) programs are holistic, engaging multiple sectors in integrated services to bring about improved child development outcomes, better use of financial and human resources, and more children and families receiving services. This brief […]

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Addressing barriers to exclusive breast-feeding in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and programmatic implications

Despite numerous global initiatives on breast-feeding, trend data show exclusive breast-feeding (EBF) rates have stagnated over the last two decades. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine barriers to exclusive breast-feeding in twenty-five low- and middle-income countries and discuss implications for programmes. To read the full, open access article in Public Health Nutrition, click here. […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program