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Research – Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Through baseline surveys and formative research, Window teams learn more about their communities and communities, in turn, engage in self-reflection.

In March 2009, Window conducted a baseline survey in 840 households from 60 villages, 30 where CARE is currently implementing activities and 30 control villages. Mothers/caregivers with children aged 0-23 months were interviewed. The data indicate high rates and long duration of breastfeeding, but sub-optimal recommended practices for both breast- and complementary feeding.  Read Sierra Leone’s Baseline Report.

For Sierra Leone’s Formative Research, Window teams conducted 18 focus group discussions with pregnant and lactating women and four key participant interviews with two traditional birth attendants and two MCH aides. In the research, staff  explored main cultural practices that impede optimal infant and young child feeding practices. Analysis revealed that fathers and grandmothers are key influencers, and thus, a program strategy for Sierra Leone was developed to target these groups, in order to create a more supportive environment for mothers.

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