1998 RECIPIENT OF THE
RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARD

IBFAN was one of the four recipients of the Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". IBFAN was honoured "for its committed and effective campaigning over nearly 20 years for the right of mothers to choose to breastfeed their babies free from the commercial pressure and misinformation with which companies promote breastmilk substitutes"

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"The State of the World's Breastfeeding" http://www.worldbreastfeedingtrends.org/

        
 
           
 
           
About the orgination
Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeing :World Health Assembly (WHA) and UNICEF adopted the Global Strategy,which sets five additional targets: national policy on infant and young child feeding, community outreach, information support, infant feeding in difficult circumstances and monitoring and evaluation.
 
   
 
     
 
I Y C F Programmes
National Policy, Programme and Coordination
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
Implementation of the  International Code
Maternity Protection
Health and Nutrition Care
Community Outreach
Information Support
Infant Feeding & HIV
Infant Feeding during Emergencies
Monitoring and Evaluation
 


WBTi

ARE OUR BABIES FALLING THROUGH THE GAPS?
The State of Policies and Programme Implementation of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding in 51 Countries
ARE OUR BABIES FALLING THROUGH THE GAPS?-WBTi 51 Countries
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For assessment findings detailed reports and report card
World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi

 

 
IYCF Programmes
Infant Feeding and HIV
 Activity and Result

 Supporting Documents
The risk of HIV transmission through breastfeeding presents policy makers, infant feeding counsellors and mothers with a difficult dilemma. They must balance the risk of death due to artificial feeding with the risk of HIV transmission through breastfeeding. These risks are dependent on the age of the infant and household conditions and are not precisely known. Other factors must be considered at the same time, such as the risk of stigmatisation (if not breastfeeding signals the mother’s HIV status), the financial costs of replacement feeding and the risk of becoming pregnant again. Policies and programmes to meet this challenge should provide access to voluntary and confidential counselling and testing (VCCT) and, for HIV-positive mothers, counselling on infant feeding options. Safeguards should be in place to protect, promote and support breastfeeding in the rest of the population.

 

Activity and Result  

"7th Asia-Pacific United Nations Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Task Force Meeting" held in Chennai, India in September 2009. IBFAN Asia participated in the meeting

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IBFAN Asia / Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) and UNICEF ROSA organized "Infant Feeding and HIV: A Regional Colloquium for the Asia Pacific" held on 28-29 November 2003, New Delhi, India.

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Rapid assessment of infant feeding and HIV in national PMTCT/PPTCT programmes in 5 countries.

IBFAN groups in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal conducted the rapid assessment through a participatory process in June 2005.Given below are the reports:

 

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Exclusively Breastfed Babies of the year 2006