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Assessment of Infant & Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Counseling Center Services in Bihar; UNICEF & Alive & Thrive, 2016

CMS Communication has been assigned with the task of assessing the quality of the IYCF Counseling Center model established in four districts of Bihar state and the feasibility of rapid scale up of the model within the state. The quantitative assessment would provide a better understanding of the quality of the services being provided at the IYCF counseling centers (from both provider and client perspectives) the challenges faced by the providers. The assessment would also evaluate the current knowledge, awareness and practice of maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) behaviors of clients’ - pregnant women, lactating mothers and mothers of 6-18 months child.