PAHO to launch new ProPAN 2.0 software for promotion of child feeding

19 March 2013 - The second edition of ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding will be launched today by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). ProPAN 2.0 provides ministries of health and other organizations with a tool to develop, implement and evaluate interventions and programs to improve infant and young child diet and feeding.

ProPAN consists of a field manual that provides guidance on key topics including best practices for child feeding, how to identify breastfeeding and complementary feeding problems, research techniques for analyzing feeding practices, selecting feeding recommendations, and converting information into an intervention. ProPAN 2.0 also includes free Epi Info TM –based software for data entry and analysis, a manual on qualitative and quantitative research, and a software user’s guide.

The launch, starting at 2:00 p.m., may be viewed remotely at

All materials are available in English, Spanish and French and may be accessed for free at