New Packaging for Therapeutic Milks and Lessons from the Field

Treatment of severe acute malnutrition without appetite and with medical complications requires specific therapeutic milks adapted to the delicate physiology of malnourished children less than 59 months of age. Use of these milks helps reestablish gut functionality while limiting the risks of refeeding syndrome or other complications. Recently, there has been a change in packaging … Continued

Update from the Field: Yemen

Background and Tech RRT Deployment Ongoing conflict is devastating Yemen. Humanitarian partners now estimate that 21.2 million people (82% of population) require some kind of humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs or protect their fundamental rights. Malnutrition rates are rising in Yemen and partners now estimate that 4.5 million people require treatment or prevention … Continued

Free Webinar: Using EPI

Tech RRT Training Webinar: Creating data entry forms using Epi Info 7.2 -14 December 2017 When: Thursday, 14th December2017 Time: 08:00 – 09:30 (New York), 13:00-14:30 (London), 15:00 – 15:30 (Amman), 16:00 – 17:30 (Nairobi) RSVP: To attend, please email Scott Logue, slogue@actionagainsthunger.org , by Monday, December 11th, 2017. A link to the platform will … Continued

Update from the Field: Syria

The Syrian Crisis continues to be one of the worst humanitarian and protection crisis of our time. As the Crisis continues in its sixth year, the ongoing conflict has taken a significant toll on the lives of the Syrian people, having led to significant displacement of over half of the population, with 4.8 million seeking … Continued

Free Webinar: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tech RRT Webinar: Recent deployment to Nigeria to Strengthen Inpatient Management of SAM When: Thursday, 28th September 2017 Time: 15:00-16:00 (Abuja & London), 16:00 – 17:00 (Geneva), 17:00 – 18:00 (Nairobi), 10:00 – 11:00 (New York) RSVP: To Attend, please email sperera@internationalmedicalcorps.org by Wednesday, 27th September Facilitator: Andi Kendle, Tech RRT Program Manager Presenters: Michele Georgen (CMAM/ … Continued

New Expanded Scope!

We have recently expanded our scope on how we can support nutrition in emergencies. We can now provide support to individual agencies including national and International organizations as well as health ministries. All costs for this support are covered by the Tech RRT grant, thanks to USAID/OFDA. What does this mean if you work for … Continued

On-the-job Coaching: Effective Low Cost Solutions to Capacity Building

Recently in Northern Nigeria, the Tech RRT was deployed to help improve the quality of care in stabilization centers across Borno and Yobe states. Northern Nigeria has been in a state of violent conflict for the last few years, causing unprecedented movement of populations. The conflict has left a significant number of people with limited … Continued

Update from the Field: Somalia

For almost three decades, Somalia has been facing ongoing conflict, lack of governance and recurrent natural hazards such as drought and flooding. Political progress has been made in recent years to mitigate the impact of these challenges, but it has yet to translate into improvement on basic services. These challenges are a driving factor in … Continued

Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: what can we do?

Why is breastfeeding important? The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (2002)[7] recommends optimal infant and young child feeding as: Initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth Exclusive breastfeeding[1] for the first six months of life Continued breastfeeding for two years … Continued

The IYCF-E Difference

The benefits of proper Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices are well documented. Immediately upon birth, breastfeeding helps mothers expel the placenta, promote birth spacing, aid mother/child bonding and ensure adequate breastmilk supply. Longer term benefits of breastfeeding for mothers include loss of pregnancy weight and reduced risk of developing certain cancers. For the … Continued