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Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP)

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP)        
     
The recently published 2013 National Survey highlights alarmingly high rates of malnutrition in Afghanistan; the figures underpin that Afghanistan and international partners have to address Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) across the country. Since 2010, SAM has been included into Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS).
 
Supplementary Feeding Program: AADA in Partnership with WFP implemented this project in BPHS targeted provinces. Through this program at least one person per health facility have received training on SFP/IYCF, SFP sites are established in health facilities and food commodities including RUTF were distributed to eligible mothers and children. Furthermore; in partnership with Micronutrient Initiative, the micronutrient tablets and powders were distributed for pregnant, lactating women and children in Bamyan province.
 
Infant and Yong Child Feeding (IYCF): The IYCF strategy is an essential priority for public nutrition which includes exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and thereafter, complementary feeding and breast feeding for one year and complementary feeding for 2 years, in addition to the provision of nutritional status assessment and health education both in the community and health facility settings. The IYCF and the Baby-Friendly Hospital/Health facility initiative as its important component for children 0-6 months have been established and further strengthened in all district hospitals and in majorities of health facilities through: conducting training for project officers, implementing 10 steps for successful breast feeding, provision of needed guidelines, reporting formats, equipment to Health Facilities and Health Posts and conducting regular follow up meetings with nutrition department of MOPH and UN supporters.

Funding Agency:

WFP

Start Date:

May, 2014

End Date:

March, 2015

Geographical Coverage:

Bamyan and Samangan