The IRC has scaled up the services towards promotion breastfeeding and complimentary feeding by working towards BHFI accreditation through implementation of essential policies promoting and protecting breastfeeding across Dadaab refugee complex.
2. Goal: The overall objective is to equip the participants with knowledge and skills to improve nutritional status, health, growth and development and the survival of infants and young children in Hagadera and Kambioos camps through optimal feeding practices and improved maternal nutrition.
3. Expected outcome
- Staff equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement MIYCN.
- Exclusive breastfeeding promoted, protected and supported for the first six months of life, optimal complimentary feeding with continued breastfeeding for two years and beyond promoted, and feeding of children three years and above.
- To promote support optimal infant feeding, nutrition and care to minimize the risk of mother to child transmission of HIV through breast milk and maximize child survival.
- Strengthened breastfeeding support groups in the camp.
- Background information.
- Maternal Nutrition
- Infant and young child nutrition
- Growth charts
- Infant feeding in the context of HIV/AIDS
- Infant and young child feeding in difficult and special circumstances.
- Nutrition assessment, counseling and support.
- Code of marketing breast milk substitutes
- Baby friendly hospital initiative.
- Maternal, Infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) Community linkages.
- Implementation, monitoring and evaluation of MIYCN.
- Action plan.
The training will be provided in presentation, demonstrations , written exercises, hospital visits and group work methods.
6. Material, Equipment and Logistic Support provided by the hotel.
Flip charts , marker pens, note books, Biro pens , LCD projector and conference facility.
Purpose of consultancy: The purpose of the consultancy is to engage experience consultants to carry out training on Maternal infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) to the staff who are involved on daily management of mothers with the infants and children with feeding problems and complications on daily basis to strengthen the quality of services offered at community level and key hotspots such as ANC and Maternity in order to improve infant and child feeding thus reducing malnutrition.
- To provide the training timetable for the purpose of planning.
- To guide the participants during the training and equip them with knowledge on MIYCN based on National guidelines.
- To create an enabling environment for the participants to actively engage in training sessions
- To give feedback on emerging concerns to the nutrition manager or his appointee at the end of every session.
- To provide meals and transport during the training period.
- Provide the training materials and supplies.
- Coordinate the training activities to ensure effective and smooth running of the training.
8. Training venue: Hanshi training Hall – Dadaab.
9. Training date: The training will be conducted from 11th to 15nd July 2016.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
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