Developing an Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Preparedness Plan for the island of IrelandFind out more
The team behind IYCF-E is a collaborative group of academics based in TU Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast. We are funded by the HEA North-South Research Programme. You can read each team member’s profile in the tab (Team) above. The title of our project is Developing an Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Preparedness Plan for the Island of Ireland and the HEA funded phase of the project runs until August 2024.
By Liz O’Sullivan and Aileen Kennedy, TU Dublin Here’s a list of recent emergencies which we’ve seen in Ireland: Covid-19, the fire in Wexford General Hospital, the arrival of large numbers of refugees from Ukraine and elsewhere, reports of homes being evacuated due to flooding, and electricity power outages. This quite diverse range of emergencies have something in common that may surprise many people.…
Our Mission Statement
The project will investigate what is needed for an IYCF-E preparedness plan that would be appropriate across the island of Ireland. Similar emergencies would likely affect both
countries, being on the same island, so creating a cross-border plan is sensible.