Suaahara SBCC Strategy: Earthquake Emergency Initial Recovery Period

Date of Publication
2015

This strategy aligned with the larger Suaahara nutrition project was developed in the wake of the Nepal earthquakes in the spring of 2015. The key points of the strategy were:

  • Empower families with the knowledge/ skill  an and support they need to practice healthy behavior related to MIYCN in emergency setting including breastfeeding from the impact of untargeted donation or distribution of breastmilk substitutes, the risk of using breast milk substitutes protecting and WASH in the emergency period
  • Help families to practice small doable actions that lead the continuation of positive behavior

The primary audience was 1000-day  pregnant , lactating mothers and their families  specially  care takers  in  10 districts, and the main message of the strategy was the importance of breastfeeding during the emergency period.