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UNICEF have recently released a Counselling Package on Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Context of COVID-19 in over 10 different languages. An amazing resource for the Tech RRT, Tech RRT partners and any practitioners working with IYCF-E during these challenges times.
More information below from UNICEF.
The Tech RRT team
The Counselling Package on Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Context of COVID-19 translates the global recommendations by UNICEF and WHO on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) in the context of COVID-19 into user-friendly messages and images. Since the release of the Package in April 2020, UNICEF has been working closely with governments and partners around the world to support its use. Over 29 million caregivers have been reached with messages and counselling on infant and young child feeding during the COVID-19 pandemic with UNICEF’s support.
Counselling on IYCF remains a critical component of nutrition programming in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the Package has been translated in more than 10 languages and has been adapted for use in over 20 countries across continents. Countries are finding innovative ways of using the package to deliver training and counselling on IYCF to facilities, communities and families while practicing social distancing. Further, telephone (text and audio messages), television, radio and social media have become key platforms to deliver information, education, and counselling on infant and young child feeding.
As UNICEF country teams continue to work with governments and partners to adapt the Package to their context, you will find below examples of country adaptations across regions. You may find them useful for further adaptation and use.
- East Asia and the Pacific: Indonesia and Laos PDR
- Eastern and Southern Africa: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda and Zimbabwe
- Europe and Central Asia: Kyrgz Republic and Tajikistan
- Latin America and Caribbean: Package translated in Spanish is available for country use
- Middle East and North Africa: Syria
- South Asia: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
- West and Central Africa: Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone