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Doctor looks at boy's throat in medical examination. Mexico. Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

Mexico tackles malnutrition with the PROSPERA social protection program

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Despite important progress in poverty reduction, significant segments of the Mexican population still face food insecurity and nutrition challenges. The Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) documents that in 2012, as many as 27.4 million people (23.3 percent of the total population) reported some deprivation related...

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Interventions in early childhood work. 2-year old Abner’s parents, grandparents and aunt – participate in the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP), which brings services to vulnerable families in the region. © UNICEF/LeMoyne

The #EarlyMomentsMatter – Children need adequate nutrition, stimulation, love and protection

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On 10 January 2017, UNICEF launched the new #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign with support from the LEGO Foundation to drive increased awareness about the importance of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the impact of early experiences on the developing brain....

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New UNICEF report makes the case for breastfeeding and appropriate complementary feeding

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In October 2016, UNICEF published a new report titled, "From the First Hour of Life: Making the case for improved infant and young child feeding everywhere,". It provides a global status update on infant and young child feeding practices and puts forth recommendations for improving...

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© UNICEF Laos/2014/B. Verweij. Pa’s youngest child was exclusively breastfed and is thriving.

Stories from the community in Laos feature during World Breastfeeding Week

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In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week 2016, various activities and events were carried out in Laos to highlight the importance of adequate nutrition for women and children, especially breastfeeding, with the public and government audiences. In Lao PDR, only 40 percent of babies receive this important source...

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World Breastfeeding Week – ‘Breastfeeding: A key to Sustainable Development’

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  From 1st to 7th August every year, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) coordinates World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. WBW is celebrated in over 176 countries. Breastfeeding is a critical first step on a child’s...

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