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 8.00 - 10.00 h. Room 4

PART I: Changing nutrition related behaviours with direct communication with mothers and their families: research experience.


Dr. Kaosar Afsana

The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). Bangladesh.

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


Prof. Archana Patel

Lata Medical Research Foundation. India.

Use of Mobile Phones for Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling in Sri Lankan Tea Estates


Prof. Upul Senarath

University of Colombo. Sri Lanka.

Learning from implementation: experience of reaching urban working mothers in Bangladesh


Dr. Sabrina Rasheed

The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). Bangladesh.

Promoting nutrition-related behavior change through an innovative e-monitoring system: Suaahara II’s experience.


Dr. Kenda Cunningham

Senior Technical Adviser. Helen Keller International. Nepal.

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


Dr. France Begin

PhD Senior Advisor Infant & Young Child Nutrition. UNICEF. New York.

Supportive policies for Improving maternal infant and young child nutrition


Dr. Vandana Krishna

Director. Nutrition Mission. Maharashtra State. India.

An Overview of the IYCF Policy environment in Pakistan


Dr. Tabish Hazir

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

Rescuing Infant and Young Child Feeding: Revitalizing the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Bangladesh


Dr. Swapan Kumar Roy

Chairperson, BOT. Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation (BBF). Bangladesh.

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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.