|A mother caresses her breastfeeding baby in the maternity ward of the Singburi Hospital, Thailand.© UNICEF/NYHQ1992-0379/ROGER LEMOYNE|
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thursday, December 6, 2012
When I was asked to participate in a meeting in Jakarta of the EU/UNICEF project on Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative in Asia last month, little did I know it would be such a learning experience. Not only around nutrition, but also on how community-based programmes are being put in place in middle income countries (MIC) with visible results.
While I was in Indonesia, I got to visit Klaten and Brebes districts where improving children’s nutrition is an explicit goal. My visit reminded me of the community programmes I helped organise in the late 1990s in Cambodia and the UNICEF/WHO Joint Nutrition Programmes and the UNICEF supported Child Survival and Development (CSD) Programmes implemented in some countries in the 1980s and 1990s.