Building on experiences and lessons learned from its first five years in Ethiopia, Alive & Thrive Phase II (2014-2017) provided support to roll out elements of the government’s multi-sectoral National Nutrition Program (NNP) aimed at improving breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices
Developed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, and Alive & Thrive, these materials equip health workers at all levels with the most updated knowledge and skills to provide counseling and support to mothers, caregivers, families and community on optimal IYCF practices f
Provides checklists and guidelines for conducting, reporting on, and developing action plans as follow up to supportive visits by supervisors to observe nutrition services and counseling at multiple levels (zonal, health center, health post, and community).
Social franchises in the health sector typically operate by franchising a specific package of services through private health facilities that are already offering a wide range of both curative and preventive services.
Resources for mobilizing community support for improved infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in Ethiopia
Contains overview of community approach, community discussion and workshop guides, lessons for schools, Q&A on seven feeding actions, and father’s card.
Provides frontline workers with a tool for counseling on age-appropriate feeding practices, from birth through the first 24 months.