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Protecting Maternal Diets and Nutrition Services and Practices in the Context of COVID-19

Author: UNICEF, Global Nutrition Cluster, Global Technical Assistance Mechanism for Nutrition (GTAM), World Food Programme (WFP)
Year: 2020
Resource type: Official

To support decision-makers and implementers on how to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of guidance briefs are produced and periodically updated as new information and evidence emerge. This brief provides interim programmatic guidance on actions to protect the diets and nutrition services and practices of pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers (henceforth referred to as ‘women’) during the mitigation phase1 of the COVID-19 response. Disseminating this guidance and documenting emerging evidence and lessons learned will be key to implementing the most appropriate and effective responses in the face of this pandemic.

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French: https://fr.en-net.org/forum/31.aspx 

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1 Mitigation phase, where community spread has occurred. At this stage, countries typically switch to population-based measures, including social distancing, to slow the virus’s spread and to reduce the burden on the health system.

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UNICEF, Global Nutrition Cluster, Global Technical Assistance Mechanism for Nutrition (GTAM), World Food Programme (WFP) (2020). Protecting Maternal Diets and Nutrition Services and Practices in the Context of COVID-19. www.ennonline.net/covid19maternalnutrition

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