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The Power of Counseling: Changing Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Family Planning Practices in Dhamar, Yemen

Publish Date: February 2016
Author: Ali Mohamed Assabri, Chelsea Cooper, Khaled Ali Al-Gendari, Anne Pfitzer, Rae Galloway

This study was conducted in two districts of Dhamar, Yemen, to inform the development of evidence-based programming to address high rates of malnutrition, short inter-pregnancy intervals, and low contraceptive prevalence in the country. The study assessed mothers’ and couples’ ability to adopt recommended nutrition and family planning practices, identifying barriers and facilitating factors for optimal practices.