SOUTH ASIA INFANT FEEDING RESEARCH NETWORK
Improve child survival
Improve infant and young child feeding
Build research capacity through international collaboration
Established in 2007, the South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN) aims to foster and coordinate a research partnership between South Asian and international research groups interested in infant and young child feeding. SAIFRN has brought together researchers and program managers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in collaboration with international partners in Australia. With funding support from AusAID, SAIFRN is working in the areas of policy, evaluation/data analysis, training and advocacy across South Asia.
Driven by the ultimate goal of improved child survival in the region, SAIFRN wishes to expand its partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organisations that share common interests both within and outside the South Asia region. In the future, SAIFRN hopes to provide more opportunities to researchers in the region to improve their skills by participating in capacity-building programs in collaboration with international partner institutions, and looks forward to liaising with potential donors to support such activities.
SAIFRN PARTNER COUNTRIES
Starting in 2007 SAIFRN has conducted a series of secondary data analyses using the most recent available information from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) for Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) from India.