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WHO: Ensuring Optimal Feeding of Infants and Children During Emergencies (old)

Author: WHO
Resource type: Official

Two very similar statements both available on the web stating the WHO policy on IFE. The second one ENSURING OPTIMAL FEEDING OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN DURING EMERGENCIES. A summary of the policy of the World Health Organization, appears to be an update fo the first done for the Lebanon conflict in 2006.

They both state that they are adapted from the Guiding Principles of feeding infants and young children during emergencies 1999 (WHO/NHD/99.10) however, the Guiding Principles were completed in 2004 and so these need updating, moreover, WHO are a member of the IFE Core Group and as such have been involved with the development of more recent material (Tag IFE Core Group - to see the material). Nevertheless people should be aware of them as they are available on the web:

  1. Ensuring Optimal Feeding of Infants and Children During Emergencies.: www.who.int/nutrition/publications/optimal_feeding_emergencies.pdf
  2. ENSURING OPTIMAL FEEDING OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN DURING EMERGENCIES. A summary of the policy of the World Health Organization available online at: www.who.int/hac/crises/international/middle_east/Lebanon_WHO_policy_feeding_enfants_and_young_children.pdf

NOTE: For a generic joint statement based upon Operational Guidance on IFE, version 2.1, 2007 and recent developments in IFE see: IFE, GENERIC: MODEL JOINT STATEMENT. JOINT STATEMENT. For a policy on IFE see: GENERIC IFE POLICY.

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who-optimal-feeding-emergencies.pdf (PDF, 20kb)

lebanon-who-policy-feeding-enfants-and-young-children.pdf (PDF, 41kb)

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WHO (2006). WHO: Ensuring Optimal Feeding of Infants and Children During Emergencies (old). www.ennonline.net/iycfewho

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