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Lancement du rapport Afro BMS 2022

Dear colleagues

Do you want to know more about the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes?

Mother Milk Tool Webinar

We are happy to inform you about the following interesting webinar organised by the "Mothers' Milk Tool" team at the Australian National University and Alive & Thrive South East Asia et FHI Solutions, which will be held in English on 5 May

Social behaviour change (SBC) programs are the key to addressing complex nutrition behaviours. The capacity to build a nutrition program with a strong foundation in SBC requires specialist knowledge and activities. 

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Alive & Thrive and UNICEF have released a report which provides a comprehensive review of peer-reviewed and grey literature on the social and behavioral determinants of exclusive breastfeeding and other feeding practices during an infant’s first six months of life in West and Central Africa.

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Speakers from UNICEF, WHO, Alive & Thrive and Helen Keller International presented information and insights on the role of health workers in protecting and supporting breastfeeding during the second regional Stronger With Breastmilk Only webinar. Watch the presentations by clicking on links in this resource document (pdf).

 

 

happy new year

From all of your friends and colleagues at Stronger With Breastmilk Only, we wish you a very happy New Year!

Nigeria video

In 2007, the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria was just 13%; today, it has almost doubled, to 24%. This short (5 min) video provides an overview of how Alive & Thrive worked with the Government of Nigeria and its partners to address the gap between exclusive breastfeeding knowledge and behavior and adapt its proven social behavior change framework to urban and rural areas of Nigeria to increase rates of exclusive breastfeeding. Watch the video.

SWBO launch in Senegal

Senegal has launched the Stronger With Breastmilk Only initiative, becoming the ninth country to do so in the West and Central Africa Region. The initiative is a collaboration supported by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Alive & Thrive, to increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding and to strengthen breastfeeding programs and policies.