Knowledge and Skills

IBFAN provides technical assistance in developing knowledge and skills such as Monitoring of The Code, Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi), Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, Feeding in Emergencies, and Maternity Protection etc. IBFAN understands fully that training alone does not translate into the appropriate implementation of services. It is essential to conduct mentorship and supervision to achieve competencies

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International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN): conduct knowledge and skills development for policy makers, health professionals, NGOs Civil Society and partners 

  • Coordinates and support National Nutrition Coordinators, local NGOs working in Infant and Young Child Feeding.
  • Provide technical assistance to Governments in developing knowledge and skills at clinical and community levels on Infant and Young Child Feeding/Nutrition (IYCF), Quality Improvement (QI). Food and nutrition Security and Maternity Protection for health and community care givers, all based on the Human Rights.
  • Assists countries in developing national laws based on the international code of marketing of breastmilk substitutes, implementation, monitoring, and enforcement including training of monitors. Assists Governments to develop evidence-based policies and guidelines on IYCF including the Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes.
  • Provide technical assistance in implementing the Baby Friendly Health Initiative
  • Provides Technical Assistance to countries in developing strategies to support community outreach, and mother support systems in implementing IYCF including complementary foods
  • Assists countries in adhering to the Codex Alimentarius standards 
  • Provides technical assistance to develop and implement Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) in IYCF
  • Supports countries to protect promote, and support breastfeeding in Emergencies
  • Advocates for adherence to the human rights principles.