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Caribbean Workshop on the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant Young Child Feeding and the New WHO Child Growth Standards . October 13-14, 2005 Martinique. Working Group 1 Objectives. To review the status of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) policies and programs;

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Caribbean Workshop on the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant Young Child Feeding and the New WHO Child Growth Standards

October 13-14, 2005 Martinique


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Working Group 1Objectives

  • To review the status of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) policies and programs;

  • To identify critical barriers to, and opportunities and priority actions for improving the protection, promotion and support of optimal IYCF practices based on the aims and objectives and recommended interventions outlined in the Global Strategy; and

  • identify critical barriers, opportunities, and priority actions required for strengthening national growth monitoring/promotion programs and the incorporation of the new international growth standards in child health services.


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Summary of Group DiscussionsEnglish-speaking Caribbean Countries (16) & Suriname

Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia,

St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands






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4. Adoption of Legislation consistent with ILO Standards International Codefor Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding among working Women


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IYCF Programs International Code




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3. Development /Implement of standards and Guidelines for Mother-Friendly child birth procedures


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4. Review of IYCF Curricula in Pre-Service Education Programs for Health Care Providers


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5. Review /Strengthening and Organization of In-service Training Programs for health care providers




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8. improving IYCFDevelopment/Implementation of Standards and Guidelines for Provision of Contraceptive support to BF Women


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9. Development/Implementation of Policies for improving IYCFIYCF Counseling & Support to HIV-positive mothers



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11. to IYCF in EmergenciesStrengthening of Growth Monitoring/Promotion (GMP) including updating of growth charts



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