Policy - The Philippine Infant and Young Child Feeding Strategic Plan of Action for 2011-2016

End year:
Published by:
Family Health Office, National Center for Disease Prevention and Control; Department of Health
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Type of policy:
Nutrition policy, strategy or plan focusing on specific nutrition areas


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 


Reduction of child mortality and morbidity through optimal feeding of infants and young children


To ensure and accelerate the promotion, protection and support of good IYCF practice


By 2016:

1. 90 percent of newborns are initiated to breastfeeding within one hour after birth;
2. 70 percent of infants are exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months of life; and
3. 95 percent of infants are given timely adequate and safe complementary food starting at 6 months of age.

By 2016:

1. 50 percent of hospitals providing maternity and child health services are certified MBFHI;
2. 60 percent of municipalities/cities have at least one functional IYCF support group;
3. 50 percent of workplaces have lactation units and/or implementing nursing/lactation breaks;
4. 100 percent of reported alleged Milk Code violations are acted upon and sanctions are implemented as appropriate;
5. 100 percent of elementary, high school and tertiary schools are using the updated IYCF curricula including the inclusion of IYCF into the prescribed textbooks and teaching materials; and
6. 100 percent of IYCF related emergency/disaster response and evacuation are compliant to the IFE


WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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