Guidelines on maternal, infant, young child and adolescent nutrition (MIYCAN)

A guide to providing proper nutrition care and support services for mothers, infants, children, and adolescents

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UNICEF Uganda/2021/Abdul


Uganda has developed the Maternal, Infant, Young Child, and Adolescent Nutrition guidelines in recognition of the critical role played by optimal nutrition in the health and well-being of women, mothers, adolescents, and children. There is an urgent need to implement interventions to improve the nutritional practices and health of women, infants and young children, and adolescents (girls and boys) for optimal child survival and development outcomes. If implemented with quality and at scale, these programmes have proven to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition.

Launch of the Maternal, Infant, Young Child and Adolescent Nutrition (MIYCAN) Strategy
Remarks by Dr. Munir Safieldin, UNICEF Representative in Uganda

Ministry of Health
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