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Theoretical KAP Training on IYCF

 

Indeed, positive practices in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) are a key factor in preserving children nutritional status (especially under 2) and help maintain a low GAM rate. Nutrition for children under 5 remains a concern when considering families’ current living conditions. Unfortunately, the level of perception/understanding of the positive practices in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) is very low for families who live in rural areas.

Consequently, Relief and Development Peer Foundation (RDP) is implementing the Emergency Nutrition and Food Security Project that aims to scale up the access to nutrition and food assistance in Mawiyah and Ash-Shamayatayn districts, Taizz governorate through the provision of integrated nutrition services and food assistance.

On April 15th, 2018, RDP conducted an intensive Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) training on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) program, as one of the project’s activities to assess caregivers’ perception of the current RDP nutrition intervention and their knowledge on IYCF, targeting mothers or primary caretakers of children aged from 0 to 23 months and living in the intervention area.

A total of 6 enumerators, who have been chosen from both Mawiyah and Ash Shamayatayn districts, were training for one day. Theoretical training covered assessment methodology, sampling options, questionnaires, and interview techniques. Several practical exercises were also taken that allowed correction and other adjustments. Most importantly, field test was organized as well to assess the comprehension and understanding of the 6 trained enumerators.

Ultimately, through KAP study, enumerators can measure mothers’ overall understanding of the level of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice on IYCF in both Mawiyah and Ash Shamayatayn districts of Taizz governorate.

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