PROSPERED's knowledge users are organizations that partner with our researchers to both design research projects and integrate the resulting evidence into their programs.
Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. Good nutrition in the first 1,000 days, from conception to two years of age, is critical to enable all children to lead healthier and more productive lives.
In its first five years (2009 to 2014), Alive & Thrive demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving feeding practices could be delivered with impact and at scale in three contexts: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam. Alive & Thrive is now supporting others to scale up nutrition by applying and adapting tested, proven approaches and tools in contexts such as Burkina Faso, India, Nigeria, and Southeast Asia. With its emphasis on learning and innovation, Alive & Thrive is expanding its focus in Bangladesh to maternal nutrition, and taking a more multisectoral approach in Ethiopia.
The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) catalyzes Canadian collaboration among 100 partners who are improving women’s and children’s health in 1,000 communities worldwide. They do this by capitalizing on the data revolution, connecting experts, and communicating impact to stakeholders. Through the power of partnership, they strive to realize a world where every woman and child survives and thrives.
The Canadian Public Health Association is the independent national voice and trusted advocate for public health, speaking up for people and populations to all levels of government. It champions health equity, social justice and evidence-informed decision-making. It leverages knowledge, identifies and addresses emerging public health issues, and connects diverse communities of practice. It promotes the public health perspective and evidence to government leaders and policy-makers. It is a catalyst for change that improves health and well-being for all.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE works with the poorest communities in 94 countries to:
- Improve basic health and education
- Enhance rural livelihoods and food security
- Increase access to clean water and sanitation
- Expand economic opportunity
- Help vulnerable people adapt to climate change
- Provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies
CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.