Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions Framework

In by Marc Pitre

Developed in 1997, the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework has been implemented in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is a tool for advocacy, planning, training and delivery of an integrated package of interventions to reach the high coverage (>90%) needed to achieve public health impact. As such, partners are now promoting the framework to support the realization of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) objectives on the ground.

The updated ENA-EHA training builds on the ENA 2010 Training Trilogy, keeping the overall format of the materials.

Download a flyer summarizing the documents here (French version here).

Understanding the Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions Framework [FRENCH] describes the selection of tools and guidance that have been developed to support implementation of the ENA and EHA framework, including key message booklets, training programs, and assessment tools.

The Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions Training Guide: Health Workers and Nutrition Managers (Word Version) [FRENCH (Word Version)] introduces health professionals to the most up-to-date hygiene and nutrition information, and how to deliver nutrition through health visits.

The Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions Reference Manual: Health Workers and Nutrition Managers (Word Version) [FRENCH (Word Version)] accompanies the aforementioned training manual and contains reference information such as UNICEF’s conceptual framework, contact points at which to deliver essential nutrition actions and essential hygiene actions, technical guidance on adolescent and women’s nutrition, family planning, infant and young child feeding, and much more.

The Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions Training Guide: Community Workers (Word Version) [FRENCH (Word Version)] strengthens the capacity of community workers to deliver and promote the essential nutrition and hygiene actions.

 

The Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions Reference Materials on Key Practices: Community Workers (Word Version) [FRENCH (Word Version)] accompanies the Community Worker training as a job aid, covering key concepts for each of the nutrition and hygiene practices as well as some ideas on how Homestead Food production (HFP) can be developed to improve household dietary quality and diversity.

Essential WASH Actions

ESSENTIAL WASH ACTIONS: A Training and Reference Pack to Supplement Essential Nutrition Actions  further elaborates the EHAs to facilitate integrating
them effectively into nutrition-sensitive nutrition and food security programming, as well
facilitating ‘behavior-centered’ approaches within standalone WASH initiatives.

 

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