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Monitoring or quality checklist tools on OG-IFE or IYCF technical guidelines.

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Daniel Takea

Public Health Nutritionst/ Independent Consultant

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22 Jul 2022, 19:06

I know that the IYCF-E working groups are continously developing and updating a number of great documents such as operational, technical guidelines and fact sheets pertaining to IYCF-E. Most of these generic documents are being implemented globally by UN, INGOs and government stakeholders in emergencies and development contexts.  However, through my experiences working in different countries, these generic documents are not fully or partially adapted and or informed through formative researchs to specific locality and context; even if they have been adapted, they are not supported with strong SBC tools.

Apart from the IYCF traditional monitoring and evaluation tools (measurements of indicators), is there any monitoring or quality checklist tools for OG-IFE or IYCF technical guidelines whether they are informed with SBC during implementation at least at the country level? 

Alessandro

Senior Emergency Nutrition Adviser

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23 Jul 2022, 10:54

Hi

thanks for the questions....

there are few tools available, already in WHO and UNICEF Training materials. There are others that may provided some guidance and insight too like the IYCF-E checklist:

https://www.nutritioncluster.net/resources/infant-and-young-child-feeding-emergencies-iycf-e-checklist

or the following:

https://thecompassforsbc.org/project-examples/iycf-observation-checklist (IYCF observation checklist)

http://iycn.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/IYCN_complementary_feeding_monitoring_tool_083111.pdf (CF monitoring tool) 

http://www.iycn.org/resource/counseling-supervision-checklist-and-guidelines/ (Counselling tool)

At the agency level we are using a simple checklist to help monitor the quality of services being provided...an example from Ethiopia here (not specific to emergencies):

https://www.aliveandthrive.org/sites/default/files/attachments/Supportive-follow-up-check-lists-for-IYCF-in-Ethiopia.pdf

Other tools maybe found here:

https://www.ennonline.net/ife/iycferesources

Thanks and let me know

Alex

Jodine Chase (IFE Core Group Facilitator)

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5 Aug 2022, 16:48

Hello, Daniel, I'm interested in the SBC part of your question. When you have seen the adaptation of guidance to local contact, what kinds of SBC tools do you think are missing - ie, what is needed to support?

-- Jodine Chase
IFE Core Group Facilitator

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