Grant to study Kenya breastfeeding

April 8, 2014

A new three-year USAID “PEER” grant of nearly $450,000 will allow a team led by Judith Ongaji Kimiywe of Kenyatta University with guidance from Stephen McGarvey of Brown University’s School of Public Health to conduct a pilot implementation of the “Baby Friendly Community Initiative” in the rural district of Igembe North in Kenya. They will measure the nutrition and health status and practices of more than 1,000 mother-child pairs.