Leveraging professional medical associations to strengthen MIYCN policy and programs in India

16 Aug 22
Topic(s): BMS Code, Maternal nutrition
Location: India
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Policy advocacy

In India, a large proportion of pediatricians, gynecologists, community medicine specialists, general practitioners, and nurses working across both public and private health sector belong to professional medical associations. The associations provide their members access to medical knowledge through evidence-based guidelines, continuous education and capacity building exercises, and networking opportunities.

This brief describes Alive & Thrive's work with associations to promote adoption of strong MIYCN position by the associations, develop evidence-based guidelines on MIYCN, enhance capacity on evidence-based MIYCN-focused clinical practice and increase their engagement to provide continuous support to public health nutrition programs.