To address these health challenges, the Afya Uzazi project implements three high-impact interventions in Baringo and Nakuru counties:

• Baby-Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) promotes mother-to-mother support groups

• Binti Shujaa Model create psychosocial groups for pregnant and lactating adolescent girls.

• Champion Community Model (CCM) encourages pregnant and postpartum women and babies up to one year of age to practice key accelerator behaviors to bridge the gap between information and breastfeeding practices.

Many resources exist that different stakeholders can use to advocate for and implement interventions that promote breastfeeding and other good feeding practices for mothers and children. To commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, we highlight some of these resources.

Guidelines for breastfeeding friendly workplaces in Kenya

This guidelines provide direction to employers on how to implement workplace support for female employees to exclusively breastfeed their babies for six months and continue breastfeeding with adequate complementary feeds until two years and beyond. It also provides a mechanism for comprehensive interventions and guidance thus enabling female employees to combine breastfeeding and work in line with the requirements of the Health Act, 2017 (section 71 & 72). ...Read More

Population, Health & Environment

Afya Uzazi Nakuru-Baringo Program implements Population, Health and Environment (PHE) interventions, which seek to respond to the challenges that affect people’s lives through integrated activities that touch on different but related sectors, such as reproductive health, primary health, and natural resources management. ...Read More

Breastfeeding counseling: a training course

This course is designed to provide health workers with the skills needed to support mothers and their children to breastfeed optimally. It includes guides for the course director and trainers, a participant’s manual, a booklet with overhead figures, a slide book and annexes. ...Read More

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