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Post: Using research for child nutrition advocacy in Dakar, Senegal

Translating research into policies for protecting child health is central to the work ARCH conducts around the world. In Senegal, where malnutrition remains a critical challenge, our research found high consumption of commercially produced snack food products among children 6-23 months of age.  Many of these snack food products are energy-dense, nutrient-poor, and high in…

Post: ARCH Project marks milestone in Nepal snack foods study

The ARCH project recently marked an important research milestone in Nepal. The project completed data collection for a critical study on young children’s consumption of snack foods (such as biscuits and candy) and sugar-sweetened beverages (like malt/chocolate-based drinks and juice drinks). The study aims to understand the role of unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks in children’s diets, and to assess associations with child growth and micronutrient status in the first two years of life – a time when adequate nutrition is crucial.

ARCH Cambodia

Post: ការពង្រឹងការត្រួតពិនិត្យនិងការអនុវត្តច្បាប់នៅក្នុងព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា

រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលកម្ពុជាបានប្តេជ្ញាចិត្តយូរអង្វែង ដើម្បីគាំទ្រដល់ការបំបៅកូនដោយទឹកដោះម្តាយ។     ពីឆ្នាំ២០០០ រហូតដល់ឆ្នាំ២០១០ ដោយមានកិច្ចខិតខំប្រឹងប្រែងរបស់រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលកម្ពុជា ដើម្បីលើកកម្ពស់ការបំបៅកូនដោយទឹកដោះម្តាយ បាននាំឱ្យមានការកើនឡើងយ៉ាងខ្លាំង នូវអត្រានៃការបំបៅកូនដោយទឹកដោះម្តាយតែមួយមុខគត់ក្នុងអំឡុងពេលប្រាំមួយខែដំបូងនៃជីវិត កើនទ្បើងពី ១១% ក្នុងឆ្នាំ ២០០០ ទៅ ៧៤% នៅឆ្នាំ ២០១០។ ទោះបីយ៉ាងណាក៏ដោយ អត្រានៃការបំបៅកូនដោយទឹកដោះម្តាយមានការថយចុះ ខណះការបំបៅកូនដោយដបបំបៅ និងការប្រើប្រាស់ផលិតផលជំនួសទឹកដោះម្តាយ មានការកើនទ្បើង។​ ការបំបៅកូនដោយដបបំបៅសម្រាប់កុមារអាយុក្រោម ៦ខែ មានការកើនឡើងទ្វេដង នៅចន្លោះឆ្នាំ ២០០០ និងឆ្នាំ ២០០៥ (អត្រាកើនទ្បើងពី ៣.៤​ % ទៅ ៧.០%) ហើយក៏ មានការកើនទ្បើងទ្វេដងផងដែរពីឆ្នាំ ២០០៥ ដល់ឆ្នាំ ២០១០​ (អត្រាកើនទ្បើងពី ៧%​ ទៅ ១៤.៣%1) ។ លទ្ធផលពីការអង្កេតប្រជាសាស្ត្រ  និងសុខភាពកម្ពុជាឆ្នាំ ២០១៤ បានបង្ហាញថា ចន្លោះឆ្នាំ ២០១០ និងឆ្នាំ ២០១៤ ការបំបៅកូនដោយទឹកដោះម្តាយតែមួយមុខគត់ក្នុងអំឡុងពេលប្រាំមួយខែដំបូងនៃជីវិត បានធ្លាក់ចុះ ពី ៧៤%…

ARCH Cambodia

Post: Strengthening Monitoring and Enforcement of the Code in Cambodia

The Royal Government of Cambodia has had a longstanding commitment to supporting breastfeeding. Its efforts to promote breastfeeding led to a massive increase in breastfeeding rates from 2000-2010, with the exclusive breastfeeding rate rising from 11% in 2000 to 74% in 2010. Since then, however, progress has stalled and bottle feeding and the use of breastmilk substitutes have risen.

Post: Success with health worker lactation management training in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

The Nepal Health Research Council held the Third National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal on April 10-12 2017. The ARCH Nepal team presented an abstract and poster on the effectiveness of lactation management training for health workers in Kathmandu Valley. This training program was developed in response to our previously published research which found…

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Post: Breastfeeding: a powerful tool to promote health equity

The scientific community has long touted the tremendous benefits of breastfeeding. Recent estimates show that over 800,000 child lives and 20,000 maternal lives could be saved each year if every mother were to optimally breastfeed her baby. Often it is economically vulnerable women who struggle with breastfeeding.  In high-income countries, serious disparities exist: wealthier, better-educated…