Please download the new guidance here.
IFE Core Group recently published this new guidance note on Infant and young child feeding in the first three days after a nuclear power plant accident . You can also see the guidance document on the Ukraine Nutrition Cluster website: https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/ukraine/nutrition/documents?search=nuclear
The guidance reflects their collective knowledge and draws on expertise from the fields of radiation, nuclear emergency, infant and young child feeding in emergencies, and communication, among others. IFE gratefully acknowledge the timely feedback and input from various experts at WHO, CDC & IAEA.
Given the ever-changing situation in the Ukraine conflict, there is increasing concern about the potential for nuclear power plant accidents and emergencies. While there is clear guidance on what to do in case of a nuclear emergency for the general population, there has been a lack of clear comprehensive guidance on infant and young child feeding. New guidance “Infant and young child feeding in the first three days after a nuclear power plant accident” addresses this gap.
Produced by the IFE Core Group, alongside a sub working group of expert organisational bodies and individuals, the guidance is for local healthcare workers and emergency planners to optimally support infants and young children. It should be used alongside existing guidance for the general public, healthcare workers and policy makers.
The guidance reflects the teams collective knowledge and draws on expertise from fields including radiation, nuclear emergency, infant and young child feeding in emergencies, and communication. We acknowledge that this guidance will evolve over time as more information becomes available and we welcome suggestions for improvement. Please also do let us know if and how you have shared the guidance note. Please firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to blogs on the impact of the crisis in Ukraine on infant and young child feeding.