Program Partner Resources

Program Partner Resources

The following resources are for Program Partners to use when educating service providers, stakeholders, and beneficiaries about the benefits of vitamin A supplementation and deworming (VAS+D) and prenatal multivitamins and how to best distribute them. Program Partners are welcome to download and print any of the documents below. Please note that Vitamin Angels can only provide a limited number of hard copies with your grant shipment.

COVID-19 Resources

Instructions on how to safely deliver nutrition interventions during COVID-19.

International Program Materials

The following resources are targeted for Program Partners working outside of the US and Canada.  Resources are also found on VA's mobile app at vitaminangelsmobile.org.

Vitamin A and Deworming (VAS+D)

 

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If you're interested in resources for vitamin A only,

The following resources are for organizations who are interested in taking the vitamin A only eLearning course and would like additional resources for their organizations.

  • VAS Visual Checklist –  All service providers who deliver VAS should have this resource. The purpose of the visual checklist is that it can be used as a job aid to help service providers who are delivering VAS and those who are coaching others to provide VAS.  This is a picture version of VAS performance checklist.
     
  • VAS Performance Checklist – This details the 39 steps on how to deliver VAS according to international best practices.

If you're interested in resources for deworming only,

The following resources are for organizations who are interested in taking the deworming only eLearning course and would like additional resources for their organizations.

  • Deworming Visual Checklist – All service providers who deliver deworming should have this resource. The purpose of the visual checklist is that it can be used as a job aid to help service providers who are delivering deworming and those who are coaching others to provide deworming.  This is a picture version of deworming performance checklist.
  • Deworming Performance Checklist – This details the 39 steps on how to deliver deworming according to international best practices.

Prenatal Multivitamins

  • Fact Sheet – This fact sheet summarizes the research on multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) for pregnant women as well as addresses frequently asked questions for potential program partners.  

Nutrition Counseling - Resources for Maternal, Infant & Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN / IYCF)

  • Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Videos – These short and engaging videos provide a simple and effective solution to help health workers and care givers gain the knowledge and basic skills involving infant and young child feeding, including breastfeeding and nutrition.  Videos are available in multiple languages and more languages are always being added.  These videos are part of a series of health videos from Global Health Media and UNICEF

    Lists of the videos per language: EnglishEspañolFrançaisHaitian Kreyòlعربي Arabic
     
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Image Bank - This IYCF Image Bank from USAID is a collection of over 900 images that can be used for counseling and training, and a photo-to-illustration guide that can be used to develop or adapt context-specific images.                           

  • Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) Implementation Manuals and Job Aids - Alive & Thrive is a global initiative to improve maternal, infant, and young child nutrition.  They provide a number of resources that can be adapted to support the delivery of MIYCN counseling by frontline workers.

  • Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Training Course for Maternity Staff - This training course is designed by WHO and UNICEF for frontline workers providing maternity and newborn services to build their capacity to support breastfeeding.

  • Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Poster - This WHO and UNICEF poster is designed for use in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services to remind frontline workers of key action to support breastfeeding.

  • Nigeria Community and Facility Infant and Young Child Feeding Package - The Facility and Community IYCF Packages by the SPRING Project each include a trainer’s manual with appendices, pictorial training aids for training community health workers, participant materials, a set of slides for projection during training, a set of 31 IYCF counseling cards, a key messages booklet, and three take-home brochures.  Resources are available in 7 Nigerian languages.

  • India Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Community Nutrition Training - This training by the SPRING Project focuses on basic technical knowledge for the recommended essential nutrition actions, including maternal nutrition practices, breastfeeding, and complementary feeding practices for children from 0 up to 24 months, and hygiene. The training also helps build counselling, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Hub - While this IYCFE Hub focuses mainly on emergency situations, many of the resources are valuable for non-emergency situations as well and are helpful for IYCF program development in general.  

US/Canada Program Materials

The following resources are targeted for Program Partners working in the US or Canada.

Resources for Field Partner Reference 

  • How to Give Multivitamins to Pregnant Women – This instruction sheet describes why and how to give multivitamins to pregnant women.

Educational Materials Available for Distribution 

Contact your Program Manager or email [email protected] to request hard copies of the following educational materials:

  • Brochures for Beneficiaries – This brochure outlines the importance of good nutrition during pregnancy. It also provides a calendar to help women keep track of taking their daily multivitamin.
  • Posters for your Center - The poster is designed to be displayed at distribution sites and illustrate a comprehensive approach to nutrition that includes supplementation, healthy foods, and breastfeeding practices.
  • Magnets – This magnet can be distributed to your beneficiaries to provide a visual reminder to take their daily prenatal multivitamins.
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