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Anonymous 104

Thailand Burma Border Consortium

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24 Jun 2009, 03:51

Can anyone recommend an Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) training program for the end of 2009 or during 2010? I am aware of the UCL Institute of Child Health, London program, but am looking for something more focused for the prolonged emergency or development context, more hands-on and more time spent on practical breastfeeding support and complementary feeding. Thank you.

Marie McGrath

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16 Jul 2009, 13:16

Hi Erika This may be short notice, but I do know that SC UK are running a one week course in London in August on IFE, for their country staff. They have some places available for external participants. It is going to include an orientation on IFE and then more technical training based on Module 2 on IFE, delivered by a combination of personnel involved in IFE and with the team at UCL that run the breastfeeding practice and policy course. It is going to be very practical and programming focused, so could well be what you are interested in. If you are interested in attending or finding out more, email me and I'll pass you on the details. I don't know of other courses offhand, but I will investigate some more.

Kerri Grummett

SMDHU Health Promotion Specialist

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6 Oct 2015, 16:39

Hello - just wondering who might be a contact or lead for IYCF-E training and resources in Canada - with specific consideration to the Canadian context?
Thanks,

Kerri Grummett
kerri.grummett@smdhu.org

Karleen Gribble

School of Nursing and Midwifery, WSU

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12 Oct 2015, 00:34

Hi Kelli,
I am not aware of any organisation that undertakes training in relation to IYCF-E in Canada. I suspect that this is an issue that is largely ignored, which unfortunately seems to be the case in all resource rich countries. For resources, there is a publication written by myself and Nina Berry on emergency preparedness for caregivers of infants
http://www.internationalbreastfeedingjournal.com/content/6/1/16 and resources for parents and caregivers by Queensland Health (Australia).
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/disaster/html/food-for-infants.asp
I have a paper about to be published on how one health service supported breastfeeding women well after the Christchurch earthquake.
I have given presentations etc to emergency managers, emergency workers and health workers about the needs of infants in relation to feeding in developed country contexts but these have been one-off type of things.

Karleen Gribble

School of Nursing and Midwifery, WSU

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12 Oct 2015, 10:41

You may also be interested in the report by Save the Children Australia on the situation with regards children of all ages and disaster response. https://www.savethechildren.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/7921/301013_Dont_Leave_Me_Alone.pdf
In essence they found that plans for children are absent or inadequate. Why children, and especially infants, are not seen as a vulnerable group in need of specific planning is beyond me. We actually have better planning and education in relation to pets than children.
Karleen Gribble

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