The Permanent Secretary of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health, his Excellency Ambassador Bala Sani (in blue), alongside the SPRING Nigeria team, looks over the package of resource materials on IYCF.

A Global Celebration of Child Nutrition in Nigeria

Coinciding with the arrival of World Breastfeeding Week, the Nigerian government launched an Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) campaign, which involved the release of the Nigeria Community and Facility Infant and Young Child Feeding Package. These new materials, designed to ensure uniform training and information sharing throughout Nigeria, can also be adapted and used to improve IYCF on a global scale. SPRING hopes the IYCF campaign will lead to an increase in the rate of early initiation of breastfeeding (within 30 minutes of delivery), exclusive breastfeeding, timely and appropriate introduction of complementary feeding, and improved infant feeding in the context of HIV.

Read more about the launch in the 1,000 Days website's Nutrition Newsroom.

Photo (right): The Permanent Secretary of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health, his Excellency Ambassador Bala Sani (in blue), alongside the SPRING Nigeria team, looks over the package of resource materials on IYCF.

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