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IMPLEMENTED BY: PROGRAM ON APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH (PATH) AND ITS PARTNERS: CARE, THE MANOFF GROUP AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION. Collaborating Institutions: Private voluntary organizations Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

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IMPLEMENTED BY:

PROGRAM ON APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH (PATH)

AND ITS PARTNERS:

CARE, THE MANOFF GROUP AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION

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Collaborating Institutions:

Private voluntary organizations

  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India
  • The Emergency Nutrition Network

Faith-based organizations

  • Christian Connections for International Health
  • Christian Children\'s Fund

Universities

  • University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Uppsala University
  • Center for International Child Health at University College, London
  • University of Toronto
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Collaborating Institutions (con’t)

Professional organizations: International Pediatric Association

South-to-South partnerships:

South Africa\'s Health System Trust

  • University of the Western Cape
  • Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP)
  • Institute de Investigacion Nutricional ( IIN)

Other organizations

  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Macro International
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USAID Core Funding USAID Field Support

GH/HIDN/NUT Country Missions

US$46 m. Ceiling Over 5 Years

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Three IYCN Goals:

  • Improve infant and young child nutritional status
  • Increase HIV-Survival
  • Improve maternal nutritional status

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Photo: PATH

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IYCN will achieve these goals by identifying, scaling-up and institutionalizing:

  • Cost-effective interventions to improve breastfeeding, complementary feeding and caring practices for all children and those at high risk for HIV and other infections
  • Cost-effective interventions to improve maternal nutritional status

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Photo: The Manoff Groups

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IYCN WILL ALSO:

  • Develop public-private partnerships to increase the availability of high quality foods.
  • Increase national & donor commitment to improve infant and young child nutrition.

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Photo: The Manoff Group

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IYCN Premise:

Is We Know What the Package is to Improve Nutritional Status

But

We Know Less About How to Implement Programs to Improve Nutritional Status

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Photo by: Carib Nelson, PATH

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Implementation Approaches:

  • Demand driven
  • Increase the contacts mothers have with people who can provide advice on IYCF
  • Understand the barriers and facilitating factors to changing practices
  • Evidence-based messages
  • Solve barriers to changing practices

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Photo by: Theresa Banda

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Implementation Approaches

  • Involve family members including fathers and communities in solving the problem of malnutrition
  • Focus on preventing malnutrition through integrated, community based activities

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Photo: Carrie Tudor

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Implementation Approaches

  • Individualized counseling tailored to the caregiver’s situation and child’s needs
  • Two-way communication with client negotiating with the caregiver to try new practices and the client-provider plans to try new practices and follow-up

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Photo: by Irma Yolanda Núñez

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IYCN Will Seek to Answer Specific Questions for the Country Context: What Percentage of Families Have Adequate Food But Inadequate Practices

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IYCN will Seek To Answer Specific Questions for the Appropriate Country Context:

How Can We Improve the Quality of Complementary Foods for All Income Groups?

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Photo: Theresa Banda/Malawi MOA

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IYCN WANTS TO LEARN FROM OTHERS AND SHARE EXPERIENCES TO FACILITATE IMPROVING THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN

THANK YOU!

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Photo: The Manoff Group

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