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Programming for Infant and Young Child Feeding

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This training course aims to enhance the competencies and build capacity of UNICEF staff and counterparts who are involved in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programmes in developing countries. This includes programme development, programme implementation, programme evaluation, and other related activities for improving nutrition and health outcomes of infants and young children.

The training course consists of 14 units, including 11 lectures and 3 case studies. The lectures cover:

  1. Essentials of Malnutrition
  2. Role of IYCF in Child Survival, Growth And Development
  3. Essentials of Breastfeeding
  4. Essentials of Complementary Feeding
  5. Essentials of Nutrition for Women
  6. Comprehensive IYCF Programming
  7. Selected Interventions for Improving Breastfeeding
  8. Selected Interventions for Improving Complementary Feeding
  9. Monitoring to Strengthen IYCF Programs
  10. IYCF in Emergencies
  11. IYCF in the Context of HIV/AIDS

After completing the training, you should have:

  • Awareness of up-to-date knowledge about IYCF.
  • Ability to interpret data and describe population-based problems related to infant and young child feeding.
  • Ability to recommend appropriate IYCF research, programmes, and policies to supervisors, partners, and national governments.
  • Awareness of best practices to coordinate/facilitate/manage action on recommended IYCF research, programmes, and policies.
  • Awareness of best practices to incorporate IYCF initiatives with emerging issues.

After completing all 14 units, the final exam and a course evaluation survey, you will receive a personalized certificate of completion worth 14 continuing professional education units.

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