Accelerating the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in West and Central Africa. Leveraging Experiences from Southeast Asia.

On behalf of Alive & Thrive, UNICEF and WHO, the ‘Stronger with Breastmilk Only’ regional initiative is pleased to invite you to a 90-minute webinar on August 22 at 12:00 GMT to discuss how to accelerate the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in West and Central Africa.

congo song

In Congo, at the Odziba Integrated Health Center, mothers are made aware in song as soon as they leave the delivery room on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding on their health and that of their baby.

Assivine is a mother of 3 healthy children, and she urges all mothers to do the same.


Please join the Global Breastfeeding Collective at a webinar about the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. At the event, you will learn about tools and resources to help adopt baby-friendly, evidence-based practices to support breastfeeding in health systems, and be inspired by stories about the Ten Steps in action. 


regional model law

As part of the efforts to protect breastfeeding and save lives, UNICEF, WHO, Alive & Thrive, HKI and IBFAN, in collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), have developed a regional model law for regulating the marketing of breastmilk substitutes, foods for infants and young children and related feeding utensils in the region.

Alive & Thrive launches new activities in seven states of Nigeria

Alive & Thrive launches new activities in Nigeria in June with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Accelerating the scale of Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) in Nigeria” will implement interventions to improve MIYCN in six northern states and Lagos State.

Violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes is contributing to low rates of exclusive breastfeeding in Cote d’Ivoire. A national initiative to train health workers on the Code, launched with support from Alive & Thrive, seeks to address the problem.

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