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Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Toolkit

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Toolkit

The IYCF-E Toolkit is a collection of ready to use tools and practical resources to assist in the design, implementation and monitoring of IYCF-E programs. The objective of the IYCF-E Toolkit is to support practitioners to begin implementation as soon as possible by eliminating the time spent searching for (or creating) tools and, thereby, facilitating a more timely response to the needs of mothers, infants, children and their families in humanitarian emergencies.

The IYCF-E Toolkit curates tools created by partners responding to needs around the world. The Toolkit is a “live” resource benefiting from the continuing creation and documentation of best practices in IYCF-E. The Toolkit is structured in nine chapters with each chapter divided into Key Concepts and Tools. The Key Concepts include the essential, must-have information about IYCF-E in order to plan an appropriate and relevant IYCF-E program. This includes summaries and overviews of the key concepts. The Tools include tools, templates and examples to help you practically implement your IYCF-E program. After each section is a note on References, which will connect you to the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Hub where you will find relevant resources providing in-depth knowledge and guidance in that chapter’s subject area.

Please note that you can download the Toolkit either in full or by chapter, section, sub-section or tool. You can also navigate the Toolkit by chapter using the Table of Content here or with the scroll bar and navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen.

This latest version of the Toolkit was updated in July 2022. For assistance with the IYCF-E Toolkit or to make suggestions of additional resources to add, please email us.

This IYCF-E Toolkit was developed by Save the Children with the support of practitioner colleagues around the world and partner agencies in the IFE Core Group. The IYCF-E Toolkit made possible by the generous support of the American people through funding by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Save the Children and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

Chapter 1

1. Policy

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Section One: Key Concepts

General Guidance

5 resources

Section Two: Tools

Policies

4 resources

Code

1 resource

General Guidance

4 resources

References

In the Policy Collection on the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Hub you will find some of the Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and IYCF-E global guidelines.

 

Chapter 2

2. Assessing the Need

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Section One: Key Concepts

General Guidance

4 resources

Section Two: Tools

Multisector Assessments

7 resources

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Assessments and Surveys

22 resources

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) Surveys

11 resources

References

In the Assessing the Need Collection on the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Hub you will find some reference documents who can guide Infant and Young Child Feeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies related surveys and/or assesments.

Chapter 3

3. Proposal Development

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Section One: Key Concepts

General Guidance

2 resources

Section Two: Tools

General Guidance

5 resources

References

In the Proposal Development Collection on the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Hub you will find further resources to support your work.

 

Chapter 4

4. Program Plan and Reporting

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Part 1: Key Concepts

General Guidance

5 resources

Activities

6 resources

Technical Areas

11 resources

Minimising risk of artificial feeding

7 resources

Part 2: Tools: Activities

1 on 1 counsel

3 resources

Baby Friendly Spaces

5 resources

Cooking Demos

1 resource

Action Oriented Groups

1 resource

Mother Baby Area

15 resources

Part 3: Tools: Technical Areas

General Guidance

1 resource

Breastfeeding

5 resources

Complementary Feeding

4 resources

Relactaction

3 resources

HIV Wet nursing

1 resource

Management of Acute Malnutrition in Infants (MAMI)

7 resources

Outbreak Disease and Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies

6 resources

Part 4: Tools: Minimising Risk of Artificial Feeding

All tools

20 resources

Part 5: Tools: Reporting Templates

All tools

26 resources

Part 6: Program Plan and Reporting: Tools: General Guidance

All tools

3 resources

Chapter 5

5. Caseload and Supply Needs

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Section One: Key Concepts

General Guidance

1 resource

Section Two: Tools

Mother Baby Area

1 resource

General Guidance

8 resources

References

In the Orientation and Training Collection on the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Hub you will find a NiE training package, the Infant and Young Child Feeding Community based package, Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition, Infant Feeding in Emergencies and Complementary Feeding training materials.

Chapter 6

6. Staff

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Section One: Key Concepts

General Guidance

1 resource

Section Two: Tools

General Guidance

13 resources

References

In the Staffing Collection on the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Hub you will find further resources to support your work.

Chapter 7

7. Orientation and Training

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Section One: Key Concepts

General Guidance

1 resource

Section Two: Tools

General Guidance

19 resources

References

In the Orientation and Training Collection on the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Hub you will find further resources to support your work.

Chapter 8

8. Programme Monitoring and Supervision

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Section One: Key Concepts

General Guidance

1 resource

Section Two: Tools

General Guidance

8 resources

Chapter 9

9. Coordination and Communications

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Section One: Key Concepts

General guidance

1 resource

Section Two: Tools

Coordination

6 resources