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Child Protection in Outbreaks: Mini-Guides

In 2021, READY supported the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action with the creation of four mini-guides for child protection during outbreaks.

Mini Guide #1 – Child Protection in Outbreaks: Adapting Child Protection Programming in Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Mini Guide #2– Child Protection in Outbreaks: Advocating for the Centrality of Children and their Protection in Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Mini Guide #3 | Child Protection in Outbreaks: Collaborating With The Health Sector In Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Mini Guide #4 | Child Protection in Outbreaks: Communicating With Children in Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Infographic Series

In 2021, the Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Core Group published the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) infographic series to assist in implementing specific actions and recommendations within the Operational Guidance on IYCF-E. In recent months, READY has supported the IFE Core Group to translate the two of the infographics into Spanish, French, and Arabic:
1) Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for policy makers, and
2) Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for programmers

Link: View IFE’s IYCF-E Infographic Series on the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) website

Maternal and Newborn Health Service Disruption during COVID-19: A Literature Review

In 2021, the READY initiative and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) conducted a literature review summarizing available evidence on the utilization of maternal and newborn services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) during COVID-19. This report presents the key findings and recommendations from this review.

Download: Maternal and Newborn Health Service Disruption during COVID-19: A Literature Review (684kb .pdf).