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Sharing the results of the Nigeria C-IYCF Counselling Package Evaluation

Image featuring icons accompanying the text: Planning and implementation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package, Skills and knowledge of health workers and community volunteers, maternal knowledge, attitudes and practices, and factors that enable or limit impact of the C-IYCF Counselling Package.

UNICEF, the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), and SPRING carried out an evaluation of the Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package in Nigeria. On January 31st, 2018 SPRING staff Peggy Koniz-Booher and Sascha Lamstein, along with consultant Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, shared the findings of this evaluation during a two-hour dissemination event, at UNICEF’s headquarters in New York City. Nearly 25 people attended the meeting, including representatives from UNICEF, Hellen Keller International (HKI), and Action Against Hunger (ACF). The dissemination featured presentations on the global uptake of the C-IYCF Counselling Package as well as the planning, implementation, and impact of the Package on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) practices in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The participants had many thoughtful questions and shared insights related to the challenges of behavior change, which informed subsequent discussions between UNICEF and SPRING regarding possible revisions and supplements to the Package.

View the final summary report.