Red Deer Workshop: Friday November 4
Expert Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist will address the critical importance of breastfeeding for survival in emergencies and the supports needed to protect breastfeeding and those artificially fed in disaster situations.
A one-day intensive workshop with expert Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, with a focus on policy development for the developed country context.
The impact of both natural and man-made disasters on the very youngest in society is well-understood as a priority in the developing world. However, natural disasters occur everywhere and with increasing severity and frequency – Canada and the rest of the developed world are not immune. Few emergency plans in Canada include any substantial planning specifically for the nutrition needs of infant and young children in emergencies and best practices have not been widely adopted.
This workshop is for municipal and provincial emergency management staff, public health practitioners and community health workers on the practice and policy of infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E). Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist has written extensively on IYCF-E responses in the developed world and brings this unique hands-on workshop to Canada for the first time.
Participants will have opportunity to discuss and work on developing a proposal to advocate for Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies needed for Canada.
Enrolment will be strictly limited to 30 participants per workshop: lunch and refreshments will be served.
IBCLE has granted 5.0 L-CERPS for this workshop.