Partnership with Vitamin Angels to build capacity of health providers (i.e. physicians, nurses) and nutritionists on maternal nutrition within African, Asian and Latin American country contexts. Kavle Consulting is collaborating with Vitamin Angels in the development of a global maternal nutrition online course, using an evidence to implementation lens, which includes the development of country case studies in collaboration with in-country nutritionists and experts.
Collaborated with the Core Group and USAID’s Momentum 3b project in the adaptation of community engagement and partnership approaches to improve COVID-19 vaccination uptake across sub-Saharan Africa. Developed program recommendations and a report outlining the evidence and promising community approaches for improving COVID-19 immunization, in the context of lessons learned from development and humanitarian emergency evidence and programs.
– Conducted landscape analyses of facilitating factors and barriers to young children’s diets, 6-23 months of age, in 6 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). This work was through the lens of food systems, health systems, social protection, and WASH, per recent UNICEF guidance. The landscape work consisted of DHS descriptive analyses, literature review for peer-reviewed and grey literature from the past 10 years, key informant stakeholder interviews with countries, and a desk review of country policies, strategies and programs.
– Developed nutrition messages for a EECA regional cell phone application that was deployed during COVID-19, and included content on COVID-19 and breastfeeding, complementary feeding, and child growth, tailored to the cultural context of the region and based on latest global guidance and evidence. This work culminated into:
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Kenya, we documented infant formula industry tactics targeting health providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and key actions taken by the Government of Kenya to protect and support breastfeeding practices. This culminated in a Healthy Newborn Network (HNN) blog published during World Breastfeeding Week 2020.:
In partnership with Save the Children, Core Group, and Medair, Kavle Consulting LLC developed two tools, two case studies, three briefs and a report for an Office of Foreign and Disaster Assistance (OFDA) funded “Addressing Gaps in the Evidence for Health and Nutrition in the Humanitarian-Development Nexus” to guide planning and implementation of the transition from emergencies to routine health services and the adaptation of community-based approaches for humanitarian emergency contexts.
Contributed to 5.2 million children reached with nutrition interventions in 11 sub-Saharan African and 2 Latin America & Caribbean countries
Led teams to develop: