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Distributions of infant formula Afghanistan: Case Study from IYCF-E GIFA/ENN Project

Author: GIFA / ENN report (ACF)
Year: 2003
Resource type: Case study

Case study from: INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING IN EMERGENCIES GIFA/ENN PROJECT (2003

Researchers: Mary Corbett (Evaluation of Module 1) and Marie McGrath (Collation of case studies)

Case 16
Location: Afghanistan
Source: Olivia Friere, Field Nutritionist, ACF
Time: 2003
Issue: Inappropriate infant feeding activities

In Afghanistan, bottle feeding is a contributory factor to infant malnutrition and lack of maternal education on appropriate feeding of the child. There have been inappropriate distributions of infant formula by smaller non-governmental organisations in Kandahar. Typically it is those agencies with little or no expertise in nutrition that become involved in such activities, unaware of their implications for infant health. In response to untargeted distributions, the Ministry of Health circulated a letter advising all agencies of the dangers of such activities.

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