144/122 - How can communications for Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition be improved? Lessons from South Asia

Organized by: South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN) (South Asia)
Track 2: Nutrition through Life Course
Thursday 19 October 11.30 - 13.30 h. Room 4 - Libertador A

Assigned Co-Chair

Dr. Marcela De La Plaza

Medical specialist in Nutrition. Specialist in Diabetes. Argentine Society of Diabetes. Argentina.

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Use of Mobile Phones for Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling in Sri Lankan Tea Estates: A feasible option for health system strengthening


Prof. Upul Senarath

University of Colombo. Sri Lanka.

M-SAKHI (Mobile Solutions Aiding Knowledge for Health Improvement)– Merits and Challenges during Development & Implementation


Prof. Archana Patel

Lata Medical Research Foundation. India.

Feasibility, acceptability and compliance of an integrated package of voice messaging, direct counselling, and unconditional cash transfers to improve maternal and child feeding practices


Dr. Ashraful Alam

Senior Research Fellow in Medical Anthropology. Sydney School of Public Health. University of Sydney. Australia.

PART II: Strengthening policies and programs to support communication for better maternal and child nutrition


Dr. France Begin

Senior Advisor, Infant & Young Child Nutrition, Nutrition Section. UNICEF. New York.

An Overview of the IYCF Policy environment in Pakistan


Dr. Tabish Hazir

Principal Investigator. Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Research Network (MNCHRN). SAIFRN. Pakistan.

IYCF policies and programs from an NGO perspective.


Dr. Morseda Chowdhury

Programme Coordinator. Health Nutrition and Population Programme. BRAC. PhD candidate. Sydney School of Public Health. Sydney Medical School.The University of Sydney. Australia. "

Opportunities to strengthen the policy environment to better support appropriate IYCF and reduce childhood malnutrition: Sri Lankan experience


Dr. Hiranya Senani Jayawickrama

Child Nutrition Unit. Family Health Bureau. Ministry of Health. Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. Colombo. Sri Lanka.

Evolution and Successful Implementation of Multi Sectoral Nutrition Approach to Improve MIYCN of Nepal


Dr. Raj Kumar Pokharel

Chief of Nutrition Section. Ministry of Health. Nepal.