5.4 Targets for 2010
Kenya will work towards attaining the following targets for the period 2008–2010:
1. National structures on IYCF strengthened to facilitate planning, coordination and advocacy for implementation of the strategy.
2. Current national policy guidelines on IYCF and national guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Context of HIV (2004) will be updated
in line with the WHO consensus statement on HIV and Infant Feeding (2006) and be disseminated nationally by 2008.
3. Kenyan national law regulating the marketing of foods for children under 3 years will have will be enacted by the end of 2008 and an enforcement and monitoring system will be in place by the end of 2009.
4. To ensure provision of support for breastfeeding mothers by employers under the Employment Act.
5. Sixty per cent of all health workers and 80 per cent of PMTCT service providers attend the IYCF Integrated Course by 2010.
6. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative will be revitalized in Kenya to ensure that the 75 per cent of mothers who deliver in a health facility are initiated on exclusive breastfeeding and receive the support and information necessary to help them continue with exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months.
7. Promotion of optimal IYCF practices to the public, to health workers and to other social service providers. A communication and advocacy strategy will be developed by April 2008.
8. A national monitoring and reporting system will be established to promote efficient implementation of interventions on IYCF by 2008.
9. Fifty per cent of the districts in the country will have strengthened IYCF programmes, transformed at least 80 per cent of health facilities to be baby
friendly including establishment of community breastfeeding support groups to increase exclusive breastfeeding to 20 per cent by 2010.
10. Eighty per cent of mothers who are HIV positive receive counselling on infant feeding in the pre and post-natal period by 2010.
11. Reduce bottle feeding from 27.6 per cent to 5 per cent by 2010.