Experts

Renata Seidel, MA

Technical Advisor

Areas of expertise

  • Communicable diseases
  • Communication capacity building
  • Environmental health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Nutrition
  • Participatory materials development
  • Social and behavior change communication
  • Strategy development
  • Training and curriculum development

Projects & Resources

Published Research

  • Achieving behaviour change at scale: Alive & Thrive's infant and young child feeding programme in Bangladesh
    Sanghvi T, Haque R, Roy S, Afsana K, Seidel R, Islam S, Jimerson A, Baker J
    Matern Child Nutr 2016 May; 12 (Suppl 1): 141-54. [Journal Impact Factor: 2.083]

    This review of the Alive & Thrive’s scale-up program indicates that the strategic use of data during program development and throughout implementation led to rapid and significant improvements in key practices of breastfeeding and complementary feeding in Bangladesh. A range of diverse qualitative and quantitative data sources, including rapid trials of feeding practices and field tests of media strategies, helped address gaps in coverage and quality of interventions delivered to rural households. The authors state that use of data should be an explicit intervention in future nutrition programs.

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