A new Initiative Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) is being developed to serve as a model for improving infant feeding practices in the community health services in Kenya. The aim is to provide women with a comprehensive support system to improve maternal nutrition and breast feeding practices at community level. To inform the implementation of the BFCI package, participatory action research involving focus group discussions and interviews with mothers, community leaders and other members of the community and health care professionals have been conducted. Further, a study trip was undertaken to Cambodia which has had success in its implementation of BFCI so that lessons that will inform its implementation could be learnt.
Purpose of the visit
The purpose of the visit was to learn on the implementation of Baby Friendly Community Initiative by the Kingdom of Cambodia and learn the success stories.
Baby Friendly Community Initiative Study -methods used
2. Visit to the facility to observe implementation of BFHI
3. Visit to the community to learn implementation of BFCI
4. Interviews with specific groups
Elizabeth is a Public Health Specialist and is currently heading a project on maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN), aimed at determining the effectiveness of a community-based intervention to promote optimal infant and young...
Frederick holds a Master of Science degree in Population Based Field Epidemiology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Jomo Kenyatta University...