Strategy for Infant and Young Child
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.
The gBICS is a worldwide civil society-driven initiative aiming to accelerate progress in attaining the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, especially Goal 4, reduction of child mortality, by scaling up early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding.more>>
NGO holds exhibition to stress benefits of breast milk:
AN ART exhibition titled “Motherhood: Celebrating and Supporting Women as Mothers, Workers and Nurturers!” is currently being held in George Town in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the World Alliance for Breast-feeding Action (Waba). click here
The study which has been published in the New England Journal Of Medicine (17 June 2010) has concluded that 'All regimens of HAART from pregnancy through 6 months post partum resulted in high rates of virologic suppression, with an overall rate of mother-to-child transmission of 1.1%.' Please use this information to have an enhanced advocacy in your part of the world to strengthen breastfeeding counseling services for HIV positive mothers. click here
World health assembly calls for ending of inappropriate promotion of baby foods,Press Release: World Health Assembly adopts two landmark Resolutions on the promotion of junk foods and baby foods, 21st May 2010 click here
Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars Miriam Falco, CNN Medical News Managing Editor, April 5, 2010 -- Updated 1406 GMT (2206 HKT) click here
Multinationals Break Vietnam Law in Formula Sales HANOI — Multinational companies in Vietnam sell baby formula so aggressively that they routinely stretch and sometimes break laws designed to promote breastfeeding, an AP investigation has found. --By BEN STOCKING /AP WRITER Monday, September 21, 2009 click here
Govt of Pakistan has notified the Breast feeding rule and regulationclick here
Colombo Declaration on Infant and Young Child Feedingclick here
The '3 in 1' Training Programme Capacity building initiative for building health workers' skills in infant and young child feeding counseling (Based on WHO and UNICEF's 3 courses on breastfeeding , complementary feeding and HIV infant feeding counseling.) click here
Press release on Breastfeeding research by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) website www.ntnu.no/news/breastfeeding : damaging the worldwide efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Dr. Arun Gupta, gBICS Chairperson calls on Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - to remove damaging statement on recent research about androgen levels and breastfeeding which has resulted in widespread media headlines seriously damaging the worldwide efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. To read the full statement from Arun Gupta, pleaseclick here.
Rector Digernes' (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)response to Dr.Arun Gupta's letter regarding the press release on breastfeeding research.click here.
Statement by WABA
Norwegian Research on Androgens and Breastfeeding WABA's response to misleading information and unfounded claims. To read the full statement, please click here.
Research as an extreme sport by Per Brandtzaeg, Professor, Department of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet :We have recently seen an example of the latter where communication has gone astray. A researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has created confusion related to the conscientious work involved in motivating mothers to breastfeed their infants. Translated into English from the Norwegian newspaper VG., Debatt pp. 46-47, February 2, 2010. Click here for the full article.