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Training Course in Jammu & Kashmir from 7-20 November 2005:A training course of State level trainers for the Jammu & Kashmir state was organised from 7-20 November 2005 at Srinagar; there were six trainers from J&K who got training in the course. Apart from that, in total 21 participants attended the training from different localities in J&K. Prof. K.P. Kushwaha and Mrs. Khalida Jabeen were the course director and assistant course director respectively. The objective was to impart training to state level trainers for strengthening infant and young child feeding in the J&K State. This training helped participants to improve their knowledge, counselling skills on IYCF and to help increase the breastfeeding rates and reduce the mortality and morbidity of infants and young children in the state. Future plans are to enhance the middle level trainers resources in J&K.
Submission of plans for Training of Middle level Trainers and Anganwadi workers in the State of Haryana. In September 2005: BPNI has submitted a proposal based on a tender of Haryana Govt on Proposal for Imparting Training on Infant & Young Child Feeding to Master Trainers and Anganwadi Workers of ICDS to the Department of Women & Child Development, Government of Haryana, Chandigarh.
Another National Consultation to finalise the Training Material for “Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling from 29th April to 1st May 2005: A Training Course” was held in Gurgaon, Haryana from 29th April to 1st May 2005. Dr. K.P. Kushwaha, Dr. M.M.A. Faridi, Dr. Ramneek Sharma, Dr. Kazmi, Dr. Ajay Gaur and Dr. J.C. Sobti attended it. It was in continuation of the earlier meeting held in Delhi.
Formal Release of Training Manual of “3 in 1 Course”. On 3rd August 2005, Smt. Reva Nayyar, Secretary, MWCD, released a Training Manual titled “Infants and Young Child Feeding Counseling: A Training Course, The 3 in 1 Course” (an integrated course on breastfeeding, complementary feeding and infant feeding and HIV counselling). The function coincided with World Breastfeeding Week and took place in her office. Mr. Chaman Kumar (Jt. Secretary), Ms. Parul Devi Dass (Jt. Secretary), Mrs. Shashi Prabha Gupta (Technical Advisor), Mr. M.S. Negi (Dy. Secretary), Mrs. Neelam Bhatia (NIPCCD, Dy. Director), Dr. Arun Gupta, Dr. J.C. Sobti, Dr. Tarsem Jindal, Dr. J.P. Dadhich and others from BPNI. Mr. Werner Schultink, Mr. Eimar Barr and Mrs. Deepika Shrivastav represented UNICEF (India) at the function.
Development of core material for training frontline workers in Hindi and English: Core training materials have been developed for training of frontline community workers and peer counsellors on Breastfeeding and Complementary feeding: Towards Holistic Development of the Child. These include a training guide for community workers, guidebook for community workers, and a flipbook for communicating with the mothers. These are available in Hindi and English. The training material was field tested in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar and both trainers and participants were satisfied with the materials.
Translation in Hindi of training material on Infant and Young Child Feeding counselling –A training course. It was felt at BPNI that for better understanding and training it is better to have the training materials in Hindi and local languages. The following material has been translated or is being translated:
Material for Training of Middle Level Trainer (MLT)
Material for Training of Frontline Workers
In Urdu and Telugu (Under translation):
Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling:A training course in northern districts (UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab). Training of Middle Level Trainers on “Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling-A training course” was done in following three states: