National Policy, Programme and Coordination
- Supported the development of the Policy guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding;
- Supported MoH in the adaptation of the BFHI package – policy guidance, training package and related education materials;
- Participated in the development of the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition national guidelines; and
- Provided technical support to the different Technical Working Groups on maternal, child health and nutrition.
Baby Friendly Care and Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
- Supported MoH with support from Action Against Hunger (ACF)in assessing16 health facilities in Kiryandongo District for the Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative;
- Supported MoH with support from UNICEF, in assessing 218 health facilities from 19 Districts, November 2015, for the Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative;
- Supported MoH with support from UNICEF, in assessing 57 health facilities from 19 Districts of Uganda, August 2015, in Helping Babies Breathe Plus under The National New-born Care Policy; and
- Supported MoH with support from UNICEF, in assessing 154 health facilities for the Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative, September 2011
Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
- Conducted the monitoring of the Regulations on the marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes at national and 19 districts in the country, August 2011; and
- With support from UNICEF, conducted the training of trainers on the Code of marketing of Breast milk substitutes, June 2011
- In collaboration with MoH, conducted an assessment on the status of maternity protection in Uganda
Health and Nutrition Care system
- Implemented an integrated project on reproductive health, child survival and family planning in the hard to reach and underserved communities in the districts of Mpigi, Kamwenge, Kasese and Bugiri;
- With support from WFP and in collaboration with Makerere University Institute of Public Health, conducted the Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Baseline survey in 24 districts in Uganda, 2007; and
- With support from UNICEF conducted a Maternal and Child Health baseline assessment in Amolatar and Dokolo Districts, August 2008.
F. Mother Support and Community Outreach
- Implemented a community-based nutrition project with specific focus on management of acute malnutrition using locally available foods in several communities in the districts of Bugiri, Mpigi and Kasese; and
- Supported the establishment of mother support groups in the communities of Nankalabye (Kampala), Buikwe, Kasese, Kamwenge and Tororo districts.
G. Information support
- Supported the Ministry of Health in the development of several educational materials, messages and job aides and guidelines in the area of Infant and young child feeding and nutrition; and
- Provide support to MoH and partners in the implementation of the annual World Breastfeeding Week since 2007
H. Infant Feeding and HIV
- Implemented HIV/AIDS project on enhancing the Community Involvement in Combination HIV Prevention in Kasese District; and
- Implemented the project on strengthening Interventions for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Paediatric HIV Care in Amolatar, Dokolo, Kasese and Kamwenge Districts.
I. Food and Nutrition Security
- Conducted a baseline assessment with support from WHO in the districts of Kibaale, Hoima, Masindi, Luuka, Iganga, and Namutumba to establish their capacity and readiness to scale up nutrition interventions.
J. Infant Feeding in Emergencies
- Karamoja region with financial support from UNICEF and WFP in 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018;
- In Swaziland with financial support from USAID, UNICEF, WFP, FAO, April 2017;(PHOTOS AVAILABLE)
- Refugee settlements of West Nile and south west Uganda with financial support from WFP and UNHCR in August 2009, October 2010, November 2013; and
- Post-harvest survey in Tonj North, Tonj South and Gogrial East in South Sudan with financial support from World Vision International in June 2011, November 2011.
Conducting several surveys related to health, nutrition and food security in different regions/ countries:
Implementing Community-Based Nutrition Projects
IBFAN as an Organization also provides technical support to the districts and line ministries on nutrition and food security related issues, including capacity development and technical support supervision; Interventions on nutrition emergency preparedness and response; Nutrition and Health related operational research as well as Monitoring and Evaluation of the overall Nutrition, Food Security and Health related interventions.