The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), The World Health Organization (WHO), and USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), hosted the Improving Nutrition Services in the Care of the Ill and Vulnerable Newborn and Child Workshop, October 30 - November 2, 2018 in Accra, Ghana (invite only).
This three and a half day workshop focused on identifying key barriers and opportunities for strengthening nutrition services delivered to children under five years of age through routine management of illnesses in household, community and primary facility levels.
Participants of the workshop:
- Shared successful practices in implementing current policies and guidelines;
- Reviewed persistent barriers to the provision of adequate nutrition interventions during the management of illnesses in children under-five in primary health care settings and identify reasons for their persistence;
- Reviewed nutrition practices for LBW/SGA/premature newborns to optimize human milk and breastfeeding;
- Prioritized the most critical barriers and develop key actions to address them;
- Prioritized actions to implement and develop short-term country action plans; and,
- Identified and prioritized common themes or barriers that require policy change or further evidence at the global level.
Country delegations: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.