Final Independent Evaluation of the 'Emergency Intervention in Nutrition and Mental Health - Earthquake in Port-au-Prince (Haïti)' programme

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Date published
28 Jun 2010
Evaluation reports
Children & youth, Disasters, Earthquakes, Food and nutrition, Nutrition, Health, Psychosocial support
Haiti, Haiti

This document outlines the Terms of Reference for the evaluation of ACF's "Emergency Intervention in Nutrition and Mental Health" programme implemented after the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The general objective of this ACF programme was to prevent mortality among the earthquake-affected population. For this purpose, the programme aimed to provide psychological and/or nutritional support to young children, as well as pregnant and lactating women and people in distress. This entailed the following activities:

  • Coordination with partners and advocacy for breastfeeding promotion, as well as adequate use of infant formula with respect to the “International Code on the Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes”
  • Installation of “baby friendly tents” providing support to breastfeeding mothers and infants feeding (using RUIF for infants who cannot be breastfed), and psychological support for children and caretakers
  • Sensitisation about breastfeeding and psychosocial issues in the “baby friendly tents”, and at gathering points of earthquake affected people (sensitisation of key persons, diffusion of radio messages)