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    FY'99 third quarter report for the LINKAGES project (April 1, 1999 - June 30, 1999).

    Academy for Educational Development [AED]. Breastfeeding, Complementary Feeding, and Maternal Nutrition Program [LINKAGES]

    [Washington, D.C.], AED, 1999. [3], 11 p. (USAID Cooperative Agreement No. HRN-A-00-97-00007-00)

    This paper highlights the role of the LINKAGES Project in the promotion of improved breast-feeding and related complementary feeding, and maternal practices. The program is achieved through community-based activities, advocacy in national and global fora, collaborative activities with private and voluntary organization partners and cooperating agencies, and dissemination of quality technical information. The report also outlines the activities in one region and 10 countries in Africa. Their list of programs includes integration of breast-feeding into the various agencies, health ministries, reproductive health services, and refugee health programs. Aside from country program activities, LINKAGES also operates at the global level. It is performed through policy dialogue, participation in international conferences, research of broad interest to program managers, information dissemination, and collaboration with international partners. Furthermore, technical support is provided to integrate innovative approaches into their programs, strengthen staff capacity, and incorporating up-to-date technical information into their materials and training programs. They also collaborate with organizations working in child survival, reproductive health, and emergency response.
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