There is a toolkit available for you where you can get information related to Infant and Young Child Feeding in a very precise form.
Alive & Thrive is an initiative to improve infant and young child feeding practices by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices. This toolkit includes a brief description of resources in various formats on the Mat Troi Be Tho (MTBT) social franchise model; manuals and guidelines for the design, implementation, promotion, supervision, and monitoring of the MTBT social franchises; and job aids and client materials. Although designed specifically for use in MTBT health facilities and for training those who will be involved in providing and promoting these services, the resources and tools will be of interest to anyone who wants to improve the quality of delivery of the infant and young child feeding services.
Program designers and managers, trainers, supervisors, counsellors, monitors, and communication specialists will find tools that can be readily adapted to their context. All resources can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links. They hope that this compilation of resources will make it easy for users to quickly find the resource that can help them plan and scale up programs to improve infant and child nutrition.
The franchise model is supported by policy efforts and an innovative mass media campaign to ensure an enabling environment for IYCF. This tool-kit includes resources that provide an overview of the MTBT social franchise model for IYCF; manuals and guidelines for establishing and implementing a franchise and for generating demand for services; and job aids and client materials.
Many people were involved in the development and implementation of the innovative Mat Troi Be Tho franchise model in Viet Nam and the subsequent development of this toolkit. Words of appreciation are extended to the entire Alive & Thrive team who participated in all aspects of the implementation – from conducting feasibility assessments to setup, training, development of job aids and client materials, certification, launching, and monitoring of the franchise model.