Action - Maternal, infant and young child nutrition programmes - Infants (up to 1 year of age)

Programme: Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project

Programme description

In 2010 and 2011, the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project provided technical assistance to the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to promote appropriate complementary feeding practices and encourage increased use of high-quality, fortified complementary foods to curb malnutrition among children 6-23 months of age.

Working in nine districts of Ghana’s Brong Ahafo Region, the project used a social marketing approach to engage households and communities through radio spots, radio discussions with community health workers and community leaders, and use of social and behavior change communication materials. These behavior change techniques aimed to increase knowledge and application of appropriate complementary feeding practices among low-income households caring for young children.

Programme type



Target group: 
Infants (up to 1 year of age)
Other delivery: 
community, in-patient, out-patient, health system,
Implementation details : 

Promotion of breastfeeding was reported to the Global Nutrition Policy Review (GNPR) 2009-2010

Coverage level (%): 
National coverage

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