Photo credit: Save the Children
The Tech RRT and Save the Children are pleased to share two important tools to support IYCF-E programming.
PROGRAMMING IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID 19: CONSIDERATIONS FOR ADAPTATION
The tool can be downloaded here.
This IYCF/IYCF-E program adaptation tool, for use in the context of COVID19, has been developed to assist program implementers in determining scale up/scale down of IYCF/IYCF-E activities in response to COVID-19, at national or sub national levels. This relates to the 1) Mobility of staff, community agents and or population 2) Restrictions or limitations related to meetings, trainings, and gatherings and 3) Other related measures.
This tool is not meant to illustrate the “How” part, further guidance on programmatic adaptations and on reducing viral transmission while ensuring the effective delivery of different IYCF/IYCF-E services/ activities in the COVID-19 context can be found in the resources section of the document.
This IYCF-E program adaptation tool in the context of COVID-19 is a generic guidance and should be used in alignment with the national and/or subnational guidance developed for the COVID-19 context.
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (SOP) FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS
The tool can be downloaded here here.
This IYCF-E SOP was developed to illustrate what steps to take and when to take them during the first year of an IYCF-E response. The SOP is intended to implement actions and recommendations reflected in the Operational Guidance on Infant Feeding in Emergencies (OG-IFE).
The purpose of this SOP is to provide recommendations on actions that need to be taken under each of the 6 steps during specific timelines in an emergency response to ensure timely, appropriate and effective protection, promotion and support for safe and appropriate feeding for infants and young children in emergencies. This SOP hopes to encourage the use of the IFE Core Group Resources, the Save the Children IYCF-E Toolkit and different guidelines and tools developed by the Global Nutrition Cluster Technical Alliance (formerly the GTAM) and governments by referring to them multiple times throughout the document. The latest version of the IYCF-E Toolkit (v3) is a repository of various resource materials on IYCF-E. It has been translated in Arabic and French and can be accessed through this link.
Information on photo above: Ferhiya, 35, holds her twin sons Abdimenan (L) and Abdihanan(R), 11 months old, in front of her new temporary shelter that she constructed in the Korahe zone of the Somali Region with NFI kits supplied by Save the Children through DFID. The family also received WASH kits.