Authors: Md. Tariqujjaman, Mahfuzur Rahman, Sharmin Khan Luies, Gobinda Karmakar, Tahmeed Ahmed, and Haribondhu Sarma
Infant and child mortality, morbidity, and developmental delays largely depend on the quality of feeding practices. Between 2014 and 2018, Bangladeshi NGO BRAC implemented Alive and Thrive, a program designed to improve CHW-led feeding practice education in Bangladesh. Md. Tariquujjaman and colleagues evaluated the impacts of this program on caregiver feeding practices. Quality of practice among CHWs decreased throughout the study period. The researchers speculate that performance decreases resulted from programmatic changes such as removing incentives for CHWs that were available prior to 2014.
Link: Unintended consequences of programmatic changes to infant and young child feeding practices in Bangladesh
Resource Topic: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Resource Type: Research