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
Health and Nutrition Care
 Activity and Result

 Supporting Documents
Health and nutrition care form critical components that ensure survival and optimal growth and development of infants and young children. Ideally, health professionals should be able to promote optimal infant and young child feeding practices. All professionals who interact with mothers and their young children should attain the basic attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to integrate breastfeeding counselling, lactation management, and infant and young child feeding into their care. In spite of the fact that key international documents indicate clearly how to achieve the targets by improving the health and nutrition related services, these subjects are rarely touched by the mainstream education system. In fact, they are not adequately covered in the curricula of health providers. In addition, it is also seen that many of these health and nutrition workers lack adequate skills in counselling for infant and young child feeding which is essential for the success of breastfeeding.
Activity and Results  

 

 


 
 
Supporting Documents  
 

Infant and young Child Nutrition: Draft resolution contained in document EB115/7 as amended by a drafting group

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