- Lhotska, Lida and Marie McGrath
- Guidance on Infant Feeding and HIV in the Context of Refugees and Displaced Populations
- UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, April 2008, 20 pp
"This guidance was developed by Lida Lhotska (International Baby Food Action Network-Geneva Infant Feeding Association (IBFAN-GIFA)) and Marie McGrath (Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)) as members of the IFE Core Group1, in close collaboration with Fathia Abdalla and Marian Schilperoord from the Public Health and HIV section at UNHCR Geneva. Inputs were provided by UNHCR country programmes and the World Health Organisation (WHO)."
Reproduced with the kind permission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
"This Guidance on Infant feeding and HIV aims to assist UNHCR, its implementing and operational partners, and governments on policies and decision-making strategies on infant feeding and HIV in refugees and displaced populations.
Its purpose is to provide an overview of the current technical and programmatic consensus on infant feeding and HIV, and give guidance to facilitate e!ective implementation of HIV and infant feeding programmes in refugee and displaced situations, in emergency contexts, and as an integral element of coordinated approach to public health, HIV and nutrition programming.
The goal of this guidance is to provide tools to prevent malnutrition, improve the nutritional status of infants and young children, to reduce the transmission of HIV infection from mother to child after delivery, and to increase HIV-free survival of infants."