Kenya ethnographic study: focused ethnographic studies of infant and young child feeding behaviors, beliefs, contexts and environments in Vihiga, Kitui, Isiolo, Marsabit, and Turkana Counties in Kenya


Infant and young child feeding practices in Kenya, as in many low and middle-income countries, are less than optimal. Improving complementary feeding practices among Kenyan children aged 6–23 months could significantly contribute to improved child survival.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have been working collaboratively to drive an evidence-based, catalytic approach for countries, industry leaders, foundations and others to help foster and sustain market-based food and nutritional security and value chain integration in Kenya.

This monograph is devoted to presentation of the results from ethnographic studies of infant and young child feeding that were undertaken in five counties in Kenya – Vihiga, Kitui, Isiolo, Marsabit and Turkana –  as part of a large project aimed at improving nutrition in these communities.
 

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