Volume 17 Supplement 2

The policy landscape for Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) in South Asia

Research

Publication of this supplement has been sponsored by the South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN). The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. Anne Marie Thow, Michael Dibley and Quazi Syed Zahiruddin participated in the design, conduct and reporting for the SAIFRN study presented in the supplement but did not act as editor for any manuscripts to which they contributed as authors. No other competing interests were declared.

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Edited by Michael Dibley, Quazi Syed Zahiruddin and Anne-Marie Thow.

  1. Research

    Opportunities for strengthening infant and young child feeding policies in South Asia: Insights from the SAIFRN policy analysis project

    South Asian countries experience some of the highest levels of child undernutrition in the world, strongly linked to poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. Strong and responsive policy support i...

    Anne Marie Thow, Sumit Karn, Madhu Dixit Devkota, Sabrina Rasheed, SK Roy, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Archana Patel, Abhay Gaidhane, Seema Puri, Sanjeeva Godakandage, Upul Senarath and Michael J. Dibley

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):404

    Published on: 13 June 2017

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    Analysis of stakeholders networks of infant and young child nutrition programmes in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

    Effective public policies are needed to support appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) to ensure adequate child growth and development, especially in low and middle income countries. The aim of this...

    Shahadat Uddin, Hana Mahmood, Upul Senarath, Quazi Zahiruddin, Sumit Karn, Sabrina Rasheed and Michael Dibley

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):405

    Published on: 13 June 2017

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    Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in Bangladesh

    Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices are essential for nutrition of infants and young children. Bangladesh has one of the highest levels of malnutrition globally along with sub-optimal I...

    Sabrina Rasheed, Swapan Kumar Roy, Susmita Das, Syeda Nafisa Chowdhury, Mohammad Iqbal, Syeda Mahsina Akter, Khurshid Jahan, Shahadat Uddin and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):402

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  4. Research

    Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in India

    Over the last decade, infant and young child feeding (IYCF) indicators in India have improved. However, poor IYCF practices are still apparent, associated with pervasive high rates of child under-nutrition. In...

    Seema Puri, Sylvia Fernandez, Amrita Puranik, Deepika Anand, Abhay Gaidhane, Zahiruddin Quazi Syed, Archana Patel, Shahadat Uddin and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):461

    Published on: 13 June 2017

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    Overview of the infant and young child feeding policy environment in Pakistan: Federal, Sindh and Punjab context

    Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices have been identified as important for appropriate child growth and development. (Ministry of Planning and Development, Ministry of National Health Se...

    Hana Mahmood, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Durre Samin Akram, Shahadat Uddin, Michael J Dibley, Saleem Abassi, Amara Shakeel, Narjis Kazmi and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):474

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  6. Research

    Policy and stakeholder analysis of infant and young child feeding programmes in Sri Lanka

    Infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) play a critical role in growth and development of children. A favourable environment supported by appropriate policies and positive contributions from all stakeh...

    Sanjeeva S. P. Godakandage, Upul Senarath, Hiranya S. Jayawickrama, Indika Siriwardena, S. W. A. D. A. Wickramasinghe, Prasantha Arumapperuma, Sathyajith Ihalagama, Srisothinathan Nimalan, Ramanathan Archchuna, Claudio Umesh, Shahadat Uddin and Anne Marie Thow

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):522

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  7. Research

    Changes in the policy environment for infant and young child feeding in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, and the role of targeted advocacy

    There is limited literature examining shifts in policy environments for nutrition and infant and young child feeding (IYCF) over time, and on the potential contribution of targeted advocacy to improved policy ...

    Jody Harris, Edward A. Frongillo, Phuong H. Nguyen, Sunny S. Kim and Purnima Menon

    BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 2):492

    Published on: 13 June 2017

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