Introducing the Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project’s Final Report

Final IYCN reportDear colleagues,

I am pleased to present the Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project’s Final Report: Our global efforts to prevent malnutrition during the first 1,000 days. The report summarizes the IYCN Project’s accomplishments and offers recommendations for building on IYCN’s maternal, infant, and young child nutrition programming that spanned 16 countries over the past five years.  

By focusing on prevention of malnutrition during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday, involving communities in improved nutrition, and strengthening health systems, IYCN aimed to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children and to increase children’s chances of surviving free of HIV. These activities resulted in the following achievements:

  • Built an enabling environment for improved nutrition
  • Strengthened social and behavior change communication programming
  • Enhanced complementary feeding programs
  • Increased HIV-free survival for the next generation
  • Brought women’s and children’s nutrition to the forefront of agriculture
  • Strengthened health systems for healthier mothers and children

Thank you to our global and local partners for your collaboration and support in achieving the accomplishments described in the report. As we mark the final day of the IYCN Project, we hope our experiences and tools continue to assist you in your efforts to reduce the burden of malnutrition and build healthier futures for mothers and children.  

Please visit our website to access the report.


Denise Lionetti

Project Director, IYCN Project