Engaging and Supporting Mothers to Sustain Breastfeeding: Tsaganesh’s Story

Breastfeeding has many health benefits for both infants and mothers. It is critical during the first six months of life as it is a complete source of nutrition for babies and helps prevent diarrhea which is one of the major causes of death in infants. It also contributes to optimal cognitive development.

Who Needs to Do What? How We Use Data to Plan for Activating Families and Communities to Support Breastfeeding

Mothers are never alone in making choices about how to feed their children. Husbands, mothers-in-law, friends, village elders, doctors, employers, and even policymakers who surround mothers influence their nutrition practices. It makes sense that we need to engage these influencers as well as mothers to facilitate sustainable change.

Better Data, Better Results: 4 Lessons We’ve Learned about Mobile Data Collection

Mobile data collection is an exciting new tool that complements our approach to conducting surveys. Here are four lessons we learned about mobile data collection from our Resiliency in Northern Ghana project team and some tips to help in your own work.

Mainstreaming Gender to Improve Nutrition Outcomes

Studies have not only shown that the majority of malnourished people are women and girls, but analyses of the distribution of nutrition-related tasks have also revealed the heavy workload of women and low involvement of men. This is why it is important to take gender relations into consideration in the fight against malnutrition.

Child Nutrition Beyond the 1,000-Day Window of Opportunity

This Universal Children’s Day, we encourage the global development community to think strategically, creatively, and inclusively in addressing nutrition before and after the 1,000-day window.

Tracking Nutrition Funding Isn’t Easy, but the Payoff Could be Better Outcomes

Malnutrition is one of the greatest challenges to health and development in many low- and middle-income countries—it contributes to 45 percent of all deaths in children under the age of five. Like any national challenge, sufficient, sustained funding is needed to address this issue.

Climate-Smart Agriculture is Nutrition Smart: Five Links between Climate Change and Nutrition

If we look at why we need food—that is, for our bodies to receive the nutrients they need to perform at their best—then food security is really about nutrition security. When we look at how climate change affects whether “all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food” we must keep nutrition at the forefront of the conversation.

Addressing the What, the Who and the Why behind recent reductions in anemia in Uganda: A multisectoral effort to find out

Public health officials and researchers in Uganda were pleasantly surprised to find that between 2001 and 2011, anemia rates had decreased markedly for women and children. However, sustaining this momentum requires an understanding of the reasons why anemia rates are decreasing.

Health Volunteers Pushing to Reduce Undernutrition in Liberia

In Liberia, bad roads and limited medical staff make it difficult for pregnant women to receive health care.