Fb live

Thousands of people learned about the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes as it celebrates its 40th anniversary during Facebook Live events featuring world-leading experts. Learn more here


Three journalists will be recognized for their exceptional reporting on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, as part of a national competition in Burkina Faso that will culminate during World Breastfeeding Week. The competition is a collaboration of Alive & Thrive and the Ministry of Health. Read more here



The Global Breastfeeding Collective is organizing a global webinar during World Breastfeeding Week to introduce new tools and resources to support skilled breastfeeding counselling to all women during the first thousand days of their children’s lives. 



More than 250 ​people from across the region registered to the regional webinar “Implementing the Code and relevant World Health Assembly resolutions in West and Central Africa” organized by UNICEF​, World Health Organization, Alive & Thrive, Helen Keller International and IBFAN Afrique in collaboration with the West Africa Health Or

Nigeria BFHI

New national guidelines on implementing the baby friendly initiative in Nigeria are close to final after a two-year effort led by the Federal Ministry of Health with support from Alive & Thrive and UNICEF. 

Abidjan code

Manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes are routinely violating rules on the marketing of their products, regularly promoting them to health workers and mothers at health facilities across Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, according to a new Alive & Thrive-supported study employing aspects of the WHO NetCode protocol. 


A set of new counseling cards for health workers and scripts to be broadcast on community radio are helping facilitate conversations about the importance of exclusive breastfeeding in communities across Burkina Faso, using insights from Alive & Thrive and UNICEF research about why caregivers give babies water during the first six months of life.