The Nutrition Embedding Evaluation Programme (NEEP) would like to highlight one of its grantees, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBC), and the great work they have been doing with their Nutrition Improvement Program (NIP). CBC initiated NIP in an effort to change poor infant feeding practices and to improve mother and infant nutrition. NIP includes 23 trained nutrition counselors who integrate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counseling into maternal and child health services. The program focuses on exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding as nutrition interventions that can reduce child morbidity and mortality. NEEP is funding the evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptability of NIP.
CBC staff have been active in seeking opportunities to disseminate their research. They presented “Mami, Bobbi Be Na Fanye Chop: Effectiveness and Acceptability of NIP on Infant and Young Child Feeding and Nutritional Status” at the ECOWAS Forum on Good Practices in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. They also presented “Nutrition Improvement Program: Building an Enabling Environment for Nutrition Sensitive and Specific Actions” at the Integrated Nutrition Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Additionally, CBC staff will present “‘We pass out information with doubts on our faces’: training nutrition counselors in infant and young child feeding” at the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago, USA, at the end of this month.
The NEEP team anxiously awaits CBC’s final results after their evaluation project comes to a close in January 2016.
For more information, please contact Brianna Musselman at email@example.com.