Alive & Thrive (A&T) is a global nutrition initiative to save lives, prevent illness and ensure healthy growth and development through improved maternal nutrition, breastfeeding and complementary feeding practice. From 2009 to 2014, A&T demonstrated that rapid improvements in infant and young child feeding are possible in settings as diverse as Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Vietnam. In 2014, A&T began working in Burkina Faso, India and Nigeria, as well as throughout Southeast Asia, expanding its scope to include maternal and adolescent nutrition and the use of agriculture and social protection programs as delivery mechanisms for maternal, infant and young child nutrition.
Currently, A&T is leveraging its robust network and knowledge base to strengthen systems and build capacity in these and other countries across Africa and Asia. The initiative also continues its impact through the dissemination of innovations, tools and lessons worldwide. A&T, managed by FHI 360, is currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government of Ireland, the Tanoto Foundation and UNICEF.
Alive & Thrive is currently active in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria and has two regional programs in West Africa and Southeast Asia.