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Jun 12, 2018

India's 5th World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) Assessment

Ministry of Health official chairing the meeting
Ministry of Health official chairing the meeting

Dear Donors, 

Greeting from BPNI!

BPNI every 3-5 years conduct Wolrd Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) assessment for India. 

In 2004 BPNI launched the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) for assessing policies and programmes on IYCF based on WHO’s tool and developed web software and a system to objectively score and color code the achievements.

Furthermore, WBTi has an inbuilt process to build consensus among multi-sector concerned partners and repeat assessments every three to 5 years. It has been launched in more than 100 countries by now 96 countries have finished reporting. This time it is the 5th round in progress to assess its policy and programmes in India by the core group members i.e. BPNI, Public Health Resource Network (PHRN), WHO, UNICEF, AIIMS, Sitaram Bhartia Hospital and Medical Research Centre, NIPCCD, Institute of Home Economics, Doctors for You and Lady Hardinge Medical College.

The core group met and analyzed WBTi's 10 indicators of policy and programmes and 5 indicators of IYCF practices

This year BPNI is conducting India's 5th WBTi assessment. On 8th June 2018 BPNI along with 17 development partners did a consensus building meeting for sharing the draft findings of the assessment. 

This assessment will serve as an advocacy tool for development professionals, breastfeeding advocates, health professionals to pitch policy and programmes gaps and recommendation to bring changes in the existing policy scenario on infanta and young child feeding. 

The report of the assessment will be launched in the first week of August where key policymakers from relevant ministries will be invited and the report will be officially shared with them. 

We will update you on the report soon!

Thank you for your generous wishes and support. 

Regards, 

Nupur Bidla 

Manager-Communications &Campaign 

BPNI

Development partner from MoWCD participating
Development partner from MoWCD participating
Core group member making a presentation
Core group member making a presentation
The consensus building group
The consensus building group
Mar 8, 2018

Middle Level IYCF Counselling Training in U.P

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI)!

We were approached  by  the  India Health Action Trust (IHAT), for conducting training on Infant and young child feeding counselling (an integrated course on Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, HIV & Infant Feeding and Growth Monitoring) in Uttar Pradesh, for preparing a skilled pool of trainers and subsequently counsellors for combating malnutrition in the state. After discussions, it was decided to conduct one training for preparation of Middle Level Trainers (MLT) on IYCF Counselling who can further conduct trainings for frontline workers in the state. The MLT training was finalised for 6- 12 November 2017 to be conducted in Lucknow.A total of 30 participants were selected by IHAT to be trained as MLTs. The participants  were selected from various distrct and zonal offices ofIHAT.

 In pursuance of training of trainers on IYCF counselling course, under this project ,Middle Level Trainers were trained with 4 in 1training programme over 7 days of training workshop consisting of 2 phases. The venue to conduct the 7 day training workshop was Veerangana Avanti Bai Mahila Chikitsalaya,Lucknow, Uttar Padesh , India .For all the inhouse sessionand all the clinical practice sessions were conducted in the Paediatric/ Gynea ward and OPD of the same hospital. Doctors and Nurses were trained during the training.

Detailed report with photographs and session details is attached with this report.

Thank you for all your support. It keeps us going !

Regards,

Team BPNI


Attachments:
Nov 27, 2017

National Consultation of State Experts

State Experts Deliberating on Breastfeeding Rise
State Experts Deliberating on Breastfeeding Rise

National Consultation with State Experts on Scaling Up Rates of Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices

19th November 2017

Delhi

The National Consultation with State Experts on Scaling Up Rates of Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding was conceptualized with a background of accelerating the implementation of the MAA-Mothers Absolute  programme , a nationwide programme launched to protect, promote and support breastfeeding  in August 2016 by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The consultation witnessed participation from 11 State Experts working passionately to promote breastfeeding in their respective states. Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) organized the consultation to assist Ministry of Health and Family Welfare state departments in implementing the MAA programme at the state, block and district level. State of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orrisa, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan.

 Objectives of the National Consultation:

  1. Brainstorming discussion on increasing breastfeeding/infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) rates in states.
  2. To enlist priorities for action for BPNI in the States.
  3. To seek commitments from the State experts.

Prioritization of Action at State Level:

Brainstorming to build consensus on priority action areas at the state level was one of the key agenda item of the consultation. The house build consensus on the following  action areas.

  • Rolling our IYCF Middle Level Trainings at the district level.
  • Reviving Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative at the district level.
  • Promoting and executing research based on optimal breastfeeding practices and complementary feeding at the state and district level.
  • Sensitize media on the implementation and enforcement of IMS Act.
  • Development of draft proposal for state functionary on accelerating the MAA programme.

Thank you. 

Regards, 

BPNI Team 

State Experts from Jharkhand, Haryana & Orrisa
State Experts from Jharkhand, Haryana & Orrisa
Dr.Arun Gupta  presenting breastfeeding status
Dr.Arun Gupta presenting breastfeeding status
Other state experts engaging in the meeting
Other state experts engaging in the meeting
 
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