Subject: Maternal and child health > Nutrition
- Engaging Men to Increase Support for Optimal Infant Feeding in Western Kenya
This handout is based on a poster presented by the Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project and AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance II Western Program at the 5th Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium. It describes a pilot activity that aimed to integrate infant and young child nutrition into current community-level male involvement activities.
Publication date: March 2010
- Enhancing Health for Mothers and Children: PATH Delivers Innovative Solutions to Save Lives and Support Strong Families
This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in maternal and child health.
Publication date: December 2011
Part of series: PATH's areas of focus fact sheets
- FoneAstra Milk Pasteurization Monitor: Building Capacity of Small-Scale Human Milk Banks
This poster was presented in March 2013 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenge Explorations awardee meeting for nutrition and agriculture. The poster describes PATH and our partners' work to ensure the safety of donated human breast milk using FoneAstra, a smart phone−based device that has been adapted to monitor temperatures during flash-heat pasteurization. PATH and our partners are evaluating the system for use in resource-limited human milk banks.
Author: Israel-Ballard K, Chaudhri R, Reimers P, et al
Publication date: March 2013
- Formative Assessment of Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices at the Community Level in Zambia
This report reveals the results of formative research conducted to fill gaps in understanding of caregivers’ infant and young child feeding practices, following on the results of the 2007 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey. In particular, the study explores factors that influence a mother’s ability to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of an infant’s life and factors that influence appropriate complementary feeding for children 6–23 months of age.
Publication date: November 2010
- Fortified Grain Producers
PATH is creating a broad portfolio of rice fortification technologies as well as ancillary technologies to ensure effective integration of fortified grains into rice supply chains. This document provides a list of fortified grain producers around the world.
Publication date: December 2012
- Fortified Rice for the Midday Meal: A Case Study of Ultra Rice in a Naandi Kitchen in Andhra Pradesh
This case study highlights PATH's work with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and the Naandi Foundation to introduce rice fortified with iron-enriched grains into the government of India's Mid-day Meal Scheme in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The fortified rice was served daily for one school year to 60,000 children under the government-sponsored Mid-day Meal Scheme. A peer-reviewed study found that school children in India between the ages of 5 and 12 years who ate fortified rice had a significant increase in iron stores.
Publication date: June 2009
- Helping Babies Grow up Healthy and Strong (Lesotho)
This two-page success story profiles a volunteer health worker who learned about the benefits of good breastfeeding practices during an Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project training workshop in rural Lesotho. The story highlights the project’s work to improve nutrition for infants and young children in developing countries by training community volunteers who counsel mothers on optimal nutrition practices.
Publication date: November 2008
- Improving Child Health and HIV-Free Survival: A Review of Current Research on Risks and Benefits of Infant Feeding Options for HIV-Positive Moms
This is a handout of a poster presented at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, in July 2010. The document presents evidence concerning the effect of breastfeeding avoidance and early cessation on child mortality and HIV-free survival in developing countries.
Publication date: July 2010
- Improving Health for Families Everywhere: PATH Reaches Mothers, Children, and Communities With Key Innovations for Strong Futures
PATH has worked to improve maternal and child health, nutrition, and family planning in developing countries for more than 30 years. This brochure describes our integrated approach to reach mothers, children, and communities with key innovations for strong futures.
Publication date: May 2010
- Improving Infant Feeding to Protect Babies From HIV (Zambia)
This success story profiles Patricia Nawa, an HIV-positive mother from Zambia, who used good infant feeding practices to help protect her baby from HIV.
Publication date: September 2009
- Improving Nutrition for Mothers and Children
This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project.
Publication date: July 2009
- India Country Program Website
This website about PATH’s India country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.
Publication date: 2013
Part of series: PATH's program websites
- Infant and Young Child Feeding and Gender: A Training Manual for Male Group Leaders
The Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project prepared this manual for men's group activities being implemented by PATH through the APHIA II Western project. Content for the manual was adapted from several key infant and young child feeding and male-engagement publications.
Publication date: September 2010
- Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project Website
The Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project website offers helpful nutrition information and resources for global health professionals. It provides training tools, publications, and other resources on maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, infant feeding within the context of HIV, and infant feeding during and after illness. The website also features the latest news and highlights from the IYCN Project.
Publication date: 2012
Part of series: Websites
- Innovating to Improve Health: PATH Develops and Delivers Novel Solutions for Those Who Need Them Most
This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to develop and deliver innovative health solutions for those who need them most. These solutions range from developing and introducing affordable, appropriate technologies to creating conditions that lead to widespread use of proven methods.
Publication date: April 2012
- Introduction of Fortified Rice Using the Ultra Rice® Technology: Frequently Asked Technical Questions
This document provides important details on technical aspects of the Ultra Rice® technology.
Publication date: October 2008
- Iron-Fortified Rice Is As Efficacious As Supplemental Iron Drops in Infants and Young Children
Improving iron status among infants and young children is of continued concern in low- to middle-income countries. This article, published in The Journal of Nutrition, reports on a double-blind, randomized trial among mildly anemic children in Brazil that compared use of rice fortified with micronized ferric pyrophosphate using the Ultra Rice technology with identical nonfortified rice. The study found that, in populations where young children are routinely fed approximately 100 grams of cooked rice daily, fortifying rice with iron may improve iron status at least as well as providing free iron drops.
Author: Beinner M, Velasquez-Meléndez G, Pessoa MC, Greiner T
Publication date: November 2009
- IYCN Update
IYCN Update was a periodic email newsletter from USAID’s Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project that offered updates on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition for global health professionals. It was distributed four times per year and included research highlights, new resources, and IYCN Project news.
Publication date: 2012
- Join Up, Scale Up: How Integration Can Defeat Disease and Poverty
Co-authored by Action Against Hunger, Action for Global Health, End Water Poverty, PATH, Tearfund, and WaterAid, this report highlights examples across 17 countries of how bringing different development approaches together—or integration—is working to help tackle poverty and disease, and calls on the international community, including donor and developing-country governments, to prioritize and invest in these joined-up programs.
Publication date: September 2011
- Kenya Country Program Website
This website about PATH’s Kenya country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.
Publication date: 2013
Part of series: PATH's program websites