Alive & Thrive Burkina Faso: Systems strengthening for improved infant and young child feeding

15 Jan 18
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Research
Location: Burkina Faso
Language(s): English, French
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Community mobilization, Interpersonal communication, Social and behavior change
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A&T, in partnership with the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) in 12 regions and Entraide Universitaire Mondiale du Canada (EUMC) in Boucle du Mouhoun, implemented the interpersonal communication component (IPC) through capacity building (training and supportive supervision) of health workers to provide quality counseling on optimal breastfeeding practices for pregnant women and mothers with children aged 0 to 6 months. In addition, to complement and enhance the scope of the key messages delivered by health workers, a radio broadcast campaign on breastfeeding was conducted in 12 regions of Burkina Faso.