Technical and policy documents

Preventing disease and saving resources: the potential contribution of increasing breastfeedng rates in the UK. This report was commissioned by UNICEF United Kingdom. The findings show that for just five illnesses, moderate increases in breastfeeding rates would translate into cost savings for the National Health Service of 40 million pounds and tens of thousands of hospital visits and primary care consultations. October 2012

Guide de Programmation en Alimentation du Nourrisson et du Jeune Enfant. French edition of IYCF Programming Guide, June 2012

Programming Guide on Infant and Young Child Feeding. UNICEF, June 2012 edition.

Infant and Young Child Feeding Programming Status: Results of 2010-2011 assessment of key actions for comprehensive infant and young child feeding interventions in 65 Countries. UNICEF, April 2012.


Summary of the Scientific Rationale for the Benefits of Breastfeeding. UNICEF 2012.

Improving Breastfeeding Practices Through Using Communication for Development: UNICEF webinar Series 2010-2012. Resource manual and presentation.

Behaviour Change Communication in Emergencies. UNICEF 2006. Manual and Tools

An Inventory of Tools for Supporting Community Based Programmes for Child Survival, Growth and Development. UNICEF 1999.

Methodologies for Researching Gender Influences on Child Survival, Health and Nutrition. UNICEF/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. January 2012

Gender Influences on Child Survival, Health and Nutrition: A Narrative Review. UNICEF/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Janary 2012

Introduction to interpreting area graphs for infant and young child feeding.  UNICEF, 2010. UNICEF, 2010.

Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review: Consolidated Report of Six-Country Review of Breastfeeding Programmes.  AED, UNICEF, 2010.

Updated princiles and recommendations for infant feeding in the context of HIV and a summary of evidence.  UNAIDS/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO, 2010.

Strengthening action to improve feeding of infants and young children aged 6-23 monthsof age in nutrition and child health programmes.  Geneva, 6-8 October 2008.  Report Proceedings.  UNICEF/WHO 2008.

Learning from large scale community-based breastfeeding programmes.  AED/UNICEF/USAID/WHO, 2008.

Indicators for assessig infant and young child feeding programmes: Part 1 definitions.  AED/FANTA/IFPRI/UCDavis/UNICEF/USAID/WHO, 2008.

Indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding programmes: Part 2: Measurement.  AED/FANTA/IFPRI/UCDavis/UNICEF/USAID/WHO, 2010.

Indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding programmes: Part 3: Country Profiles.  AED/FANTA/IFPRI/UCDavis/UNICEF/USAID/WHO, 2010.

Experts’ consultation on growth monitoring and promotion strategies: Program guidance for a way forward
Recommendations from a Technical Consultation UNICEF Headquarters New York, USA, June 16-18, 2008

Revisiting Growth Monitoring and its Evolution to Promoting growth as a Strategic Program Approach: Building Consensus for Future Program Guidance Report of a Technical Consultation UNICEF Headquarters New York, USA September 25-26, 2007

WHO child growth standards and the identification of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children: A joint statement by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund [pdf]

Joint WHO/WFP/UNICEF Statement on Preventing and controlling micronutrient deficiecies in populations affected by an emergency

UNICEF and the Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding (GSIYCF), Understanding the Past, Planning the Future

Joint WHO/UNICEF Statement on IYCF in Emergencies 

Ending Malnutrition by 2020: An Agenda for Change in the Millennium. Final Report to the ACC/SCN by the Commission on the Nutrition Challenges of the 21st Century. February 2000.

Nutrition Essentials: A Guide for Health Managers. WHO/BASICS/UNICEF, 1999

The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition. UNICEF, 1998

Mason, J.B. et al. The Micronutrient Report: Current Progress and Trends in the Control of Vitamin A, Iodine and Iron Deficiencies. Micronutrient Initiative, 2001

LINKAGES Project, Academy for Educational Development. The Case for Promoting Multiple Vitamin/mineral Supplements for Women of Reproductive Age in Developing Countries. Washington, DC: Academy for Educational Development, 1998

Preventing Micronutrient Malnutrition: A Guide to Food-based Approaches. Rome: FAO, Food and Nutrition Division, 1997

Enriching Lives: Overcoming Vitamin and Mineral Malnutrition in Developing Countries. Washington, D.C: World Bank, 1994



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