Community-Based Distribution of Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation: Evidence and Program Implications

This MCSP nutrition brief summarizes findings from an MCSP-led review identifying key strengths of community-based distribution (CBD) of iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation and some barriers that may impede its roll-out. The brief presents evidence for improved IFA supplementation coverage and anemia reduction among women, a compilation of country policies that address barriers to CBD of […]

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Addressing Barriers to Maternal Nutrition: Evidence and Program Considerations

This brief presents a summary of a MCSP-led literature review of  barriers to maternal nutrition and weight gain during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries. The brief presents a compilation of country policies that address maternal diet and weight gain during pregnancy, and provides key considerations for inclusion of maternal nutrition and weight gain during […]

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Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding: Evidence and Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This nutrition brief summarizes findings from an MCSP-led review identifying key barriers that impede exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life. The brief presents Demographic and Health Survey analyses of three key breastfeeding problems and a compilation of country policies that address exclusive breastfeeding. It also provides key considerations for implementers of infant […]

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Family Planning and Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition: Formative Study

This report presents findings from a formative study conducted in two selected regions of Tanzania’s Lake Zone: Kagera and Mara. The study aimed to explore sociocultural and environmental cues to birth spacing and maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) practices and identify barriers and facilitating factors for optimal family planning and MIYCN practices. […]

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Maternal Child Survival Program
Maternal and Child Survival Program