1,000 Days for Brain Growth and Development

Alive & Thrive is an initiative in Vietnam aimed at improving infant and young child feeding by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices.

A series of seven posters were placed in health facilities to reinforce messages received during counseling. They focus on no water in the first six months, exclusive breastfeeding, frequent breastfeeds, timely introduction of complementary foods, feeding iron-rich foods, and the critical 1,000 day window for brain growth and physical development.

This poster reinforces messages about the critical 1,000 day window from pregnancy through the first two years to ensure optimal growth.

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Alive & Thrive

Date of Publication: July 20, 2022

Coronavirus — COVID-19 Factsheet

This factsheet offers information for the public on the basics of COVID-19.

Included is information on:

  • What is COVID-19?
  • How does it spread?
  • Who does it infect?
  • How can you prevent infection?

Last modified: December 9, 2021

Language: Chinese, English, Filipino, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese

Social Media Rumour Bulletin

Internews works with Translators without Borders and other groups to collect and analyze rumors and misinformation related to COVID-19. Data is collected in six languages across Asia.

This bulletin relies on social media data collected by monitors working for Internews and partner organizations. Data is collected both manually and with the use of specialist monitoring platforms. The bulletin aims to provide tools and resources to help journalists and community workers to respond to misinformation they encounter in their work.

Last modified: July 15, 2021

Language: Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese

Translators without Borders Glossary for COVID-19

Translators without Borders (TWB)is identifying key terminology that people use to talk about COVID-19 as well as commonly-used technical terms to develop a multilingual, plain-language glossary.

The glossary is designed to assist field workers and interpreters engaging with communities to raise awareness about COVID-19. It aims to improve communication between responders and affected communities by providing accurate translations of useful terminology related to the disease outbreak. In the coming weeks, we will keep adding new terms and additional languages to make this glossary far more widely relevant.

Last modified: July 21, 2020

Language: Arabic, Bangla, Bura-Pabir, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Fulfulde, Hausa, Kibaku, Kurdish, Mandara, Marghi, Rohingya, Vietnamese, Waha

COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

The team at VitalTalk crowdsourced this playbook to provide some practical advice to health care professionals on how to talk to their patients about some difficult topics related to COVID-19.

Building on their experience studying and teaching communication they’ve drawn on their networks to crowdsource the challenges and match them with advice from some of the best clinicians they know.

Last modified: June 18, 2020

Language: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese

Breastfeeding TV Spots

Alive & Thrive is an initiative in Vietnam aimed at improving infant and young child feeding by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices.

These TV spots were produced as part of the initiative. The spots promote breastmilk as a product and aim to build the confidence of mothers to breastfeed early and exclusively for the first 6 months.

The spots are as follows:

Source: Alive & Thrive

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Breastmilk for Brain Development

Alive & Thrive is an initiative in Vietnam aimed at improving infant and young child feeding by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices.

A series of seven posters were placed in health facilities to reinforce messages received during counseling. They focus on no water in the first six months, exclusive breastfeeding, frequent breastfeeds, timely introduction of complementary foods, feeding iron-rich foods, and the critical 1,000 day window for brain growth and physical development.

Source: Alive & Thrive

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Complementary Feeding Posters

Alive & Thrive is an initiative in Vietnam aimed at improving infant and young child feeding by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices.

This set of three posters reinforce messages about iron-rich foods, timely introduction of complementary foods, and the importance of early nutrition for brain development and physical growth.

The taglines are:

  • Mummy! I need iron-rich food for brain development and healthy blood.
  • Dear Mummy and Daddy! Today I am 6 months old and ready to eat complementary foods.
  • Dear Mummy and Daddy! Nutrition in early life is crucial for my brain development and physical growth!

Source: Alive & Thrive

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Complementary Feeding Tips for Mothers

Alive & Thrive is an initiative in Vietnam aimed at improving infant and young child feeding by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices.

This booklet for mothers and caregivers of children under 2 focuses on the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life as the best investment for child growth and development. It focuses particularly on complementary feeding and explains how to introduce and prepare nutritious foods using different food groups, offers tips on how to avoid and deal with fussy eating, and answers questions frequently raised by mothers.

Source: Alive & Thrive

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019

Evaluating the Impact of Mass Media on Breastfeeding Practices in Viet Nam

This document presents the findings of a 2011 survey that served as the baseline for the evaluation of the Viet Nam mass media campaign.

This report lays out that evaluation plan and shows how a series of surveys over three years will assess the media campaign’s impact on exclusive breastfeeding. Initial analyses of the baseline data show how these early findings are aiding in refining this mass media evaluation plan, particularly the items to track over the life of the campaign, and in identifying the precise triggers of breastfeeding behaviors.

Source: Alive &Thrive

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019