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A trained Health Extension Worker in Ethiopia visits a mother at home to help her with breastfeeding issues. (Courtesy of Karen Kasmauski / MCSP)

MCSP at the 2017 International Congress of Nutrition

Posted October 12, 2017

Please join us October 20th from 8 – 10 am for an in-person, MCSP-sponsored symposium at the International Congress of Nutrition: “Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding: Evidence and Lessons Learnt from Baby Friendly Country Programs.” The event will be held in Room 6 / Catalinas at the 2017 International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We’ll discuss the range and depth of MCSP’s nutrition programmatic experiences and lessons learned through the symposium and presentations from DR Congo, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique:

Oral presentation:

  • Assessment of a cascade training approach for nutrition: lessons learnt for e-learning in Guatemala
    Tuesday, 10/17, 9-10 am


  • Scaling up revitalized Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Day of Birth to 24 Months: Malawi Case Study
    Monday, 10/16, 9-10 am
  • Community-based distribution of Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation: A review of evidence and program Implications for anemia programming for women and girls
    Monday, 10/16, 9-10 am
  • Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation: current evidence and implications for programs
    Monday, 10/16, 9-10 am
  • Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI): From Guidelines to Implementation – Demonstrated Results from Western Kenya
    Monday, 10/16, 9-10 am
  • Integration of preventative and curative aspects of nutrition into integrated community case management (iCCM) in Democratic Republic of Congo
    Wednesday, 10/18, 9-10 am
  • Designing culturally appropriate messages and approaches for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition in Mozambique: Use and adaptation of Trials of Improved Practices
    Thursday, 10/19, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm


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