Join the Global Breastfeeding Collective on August 3rd 2022 for World Breastfeeding Week to learn about the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, find tools and resources to help adopt them in health systems, and be inspired by stories about the Ten Steps in action. The IFE Core Group will be presenting in the second part of this webinar on ‘What's next for Infants and Young Children in Emergencies’. More info and registration here.
21st March 2022: Strategies for Infant and Young Child Feeding in Climate-Related Emergencies.
As climate-change related emergencies increase, the need for support for mothers and their young children is greater than ever. However, common practices in disaster relief and during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as donations of infant formula and cessation of breastfeeding counseling programmes, undermine child survival. Supporting women by protecting and supporting breastfeeding, starting in pregnancy, and encouraging appropriate complementary feeding are proven strategies for reducing health risks to infants and young children. These strategies can also limit the impact of the rapidly growing formula industry on climate change and the first-food system.
In this session, experts shared:
- Policies that – if implemented and enforced – support women by protecting families from predatory marketing and providing skilled breastfeeding support
- Case studies of disaster preparedness that center on infant feeding safety
- Proven strategies for protecting and supporting maternal, infant, and young child nutrition
Watch the webinar here:
4th December 2021: Nutrition for Growth Official Side Event: Infant Feeding in Emergencies - Learning from other countries' experiences.
On the occasion of the Nutrition for Growth Summit, global experts present experiences and evidence-based information on infant feeding in emergencies: how to protect infants’ health in emergencies (for both breastfed and non-breastfed infants), how to build secure systems as preparedness to provide appropriate infant feeding in emergencies, how to help vulnerable population to overcome/avoid malnutrition in emergencies.
Watch the webinar here:
24th November 2021: Sharing and Learning Cafe on WHO/UNICEF IYCF Indicators: challenges and opportunites in humanitarian contexts
During this Learning and Sharing cafe webinar, the IFE Core Group disseminated the findings and recommendations of the IYCF-E assessment mapping exercise, raised awareness on the updated WHO/UNICEF IYCF indicatiors and discussed opportunities, challenges and best practises for using the IYCF indicators in emergency contexts.
Watch the webinar here:
7 October 2021: Sharing and Learning Cafe on Preventing and Managing Inappropriate Donations
The webinar included:
- A brief presentation on the UNICEF BMS procurement guidelines.
- Experiences and real life examples from countries such as Myanmar, Slovenia, Cambodia, Caribbean and South America on how these were able to successfully prevent and /or effectively intercept and handle donations during emergencies.
- Plenty of opportunities for participants to engage in the conversation and ask questions of presenters.
View the presentation,Q&A and infographic here.
11 August 2021: ‘Learning and Sharing Café’ on Shared Responsibilties for Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies
The IFE Core Group and the GNC Technical Alliance held a ‘Learning and Sharing Café’ on Infant and Young Child Feeding. Titled “Shared Responsibilities for Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies - Experiences implementing the IYCF Multi-sector Framework for Action”.
The Learning and Sharing Café provided an opportunity to reflect on how different sectors could ‘share the responsibility’ of protecting, promoting, and supporting infant and young child feeding during emergencies.
The webinar presented the IYCF Framework: A Multi-sector Framework for Action, and highlighted some experiences of implementation including from Uganda and Ethiopia.
VIew the presentation and Q&A session here.
23 June 2021: GNC Satellite Event 7 | Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E)
The session aimed at advancing Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) by presenting the IFE Core Group and the group’s recently developed Strategy (2020-2024), Theory of Change and Action Plan, and highlighting areas for potential engagement by members and GNC partners. The session also provided an opportunity to disseminate some of the most recent IYCF-E activities, tools and achievements.
View the presentation here.
Reference this page
LD (). IYCF-E Events. www.ennonline.net/ife/iycfeevents