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
Information Support
 Activity and Result

 Supporting Documents
The key to successful breastfeeding is Information, Education and Communication (IEC) strategies aimed at behaviour change. This is particularly true in the South Asian region, where culture and tradition play extremely significant roles in modulating infant feeding practices. Thus appropriate, adequate and effective IEC strategy needs to become the vital factor in promoting breastfeeding. IEC strategies are comprehensive when they use a wide variety of media and channels to convey concise, consistent, appropriate, action-oriented messages to targeted audiences at national, facility, community and family levels. IEC approaches include the use of electronic (TV, radio, video), print (posters, counselling cards, flip charts, manuals, newspapers, magazines), interpersonal (counselling, group education, support groups) and community activities to communicate important information and motivational material to mothers, families and the community.
Activity and Results  

 

 

Supporting Documents  
 

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Exclusively Breastfed Babies of the year 2006