Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India

by Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI)
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Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Help Create 2000 Breastfeeding Counselors in India
Keynote address by Sh .Rajiv Kumar, V C,Niti Aayog
Keynote address by Sh .Rajiv Kumar, V C,Niti Aayog

Dear Donors,

Greetings from BPNI!

In July 2014 our Honorable Prime Minister of India in his 17 point agenda recognized the need to prevent conflict of interest in public policies and urged for a legal framework. To curb corruption in the country prevention and management of Conflict of Interest in public policy and programmes can become a game changer, therefore, it's important to start a dialogue about this crucial issue in the public domain in public interest.

With this background on behalf of Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India and Swadeshi Jagran Manch organized the "Roundtable Conference on Conflict of Interest in Public Policy" on 11th September 2018, India International Centre, Max Mueller Road, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. 

The key objectives of the roundtable discussion were to understand the definition and concept of conflicts of interest, share examples of conflict of interest in public policy and to share tools for prevention and management of Conflict of Interest.

The keynote address was made by Sh.Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog and remarks were given by Mr.Ranith Roy, Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC). The brainstorming session was chaired by Sh.K.C.Tyagi, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

42 participants from the fields of law, political science, social work, human rights, governance, people's movement, sociology, economics, food technology, public health, nutrition, science participated. As for recommendations, a consensus was built that the Government of India should formulate National COI guidelines, rules and a legal framework to prevent and manage COI situations to curb potential corruption in public policies.

 Regards, 

Team BPNI

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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
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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


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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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Nupur Bidla during the presentation at TNAI
Nupur Bidla during the presentation at TNAI

 

 

Dear Supporters,

Greetings from Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI)!

August, 2017  bas been special because of the 25th World Breastfeeding Week !

BPNI has been leading the way and mobilizing thousands of breastfeeding advocates across the country from past 25 years during the World Breastfeeding Week. 

This year's  is theme was " SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING-Building Alliances without Conflicts of Interest". BPNI engaged in several awareness activities during the World Breastfeeding Week 2017 to propagate the value system of sustaining breastfeeding through building alliances without conflicts of interest. 

BPNI's technical team was at several awareness and advocacy events in Delhi to talk about this year's WBW theme. The events included technical sessions about advocacy for breastfeeding action and  related issues. 

BPNI's communication officer went as a resources person on advocacy efforts required for breastfeeding action at country level. She gave a presentation at the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) in association with Association of Lactation Professionals India(ALPI) on 6th August 2017. More than 100 participants took part in the event and also signed a petition run by BPNI for allocating dedicated funds for breastfeeding interventions to curb infant mortality and preventing malnutrition. Dr.J P Dadhich , National Coordinator ,BPNI also delivered a lecture on sustaining breastfeeding and its relevence at TNAI. 

We are happy to share that BPNI could raise more than 300 signatures for the petition from the event and through digital platform Change.org India and is still counting. BPNI plans to submit the petition to the prime minister of India by first week of September. 

We would like to extend are heartiest thank you to all our supporters for encouraging us through their monetary support. Also, would request our supporters to sign the petition on change.org in support of breastfeeding. (Link is attached)

Thank you !

Participating in a group work session at TNAI
Participating in a group work session at TNAI
Dr.J P Dadhich during a presentation at TNAI
Dr.J P Dadhich during a presentation at TNAI

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