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Breastmilk substitutes call to action – The road to code compliance

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The health, nutrition and well-being of women and infants worldwide is a global concern and public health imperative ​Breastfeeding in line with global recommendations is vital to making progress as it provides health benefits to both women and children. With this in mind, nearly 40 years ago, the...

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Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF

  |   SUN UN Network

A new report by WHO, UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, countries are still falling short in protecting parents from misleading information. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for stronger legislation...

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Understanding the factors that determine maternal nutrition practices in Uttar Pradesh

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Alive & Thrive and IFPRI Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, has a high burden of undernutrition. It lags behind national averages in maternal nutrition practices. Despite strong policy and program commitments, many maternal nutrition interventions are not yet reaching...

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Maternity entitlements in Nigeria: policies and practices

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Despite globally accepted knowledge on the benefits of breastfeeding and the contribution of maternity entitlements to increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding, there has been little research on how maternity or paternity leave is practiced in Nigeria, the labour force’s level of compliance, or the government’s...

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Afghanistan celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2019

  |   SUN Country Network

The International Breastfeeding Week was celebrated at the Sapidar Palace with the participation of H.E. Dr. Abdallah Abdullah the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and AFSeN-A stakeholders including the Minister of Public Health, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, State Minister for...

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Family-friendly policies are critical to increasing breastfeeding rates worldwide

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

From supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children, protecting infants against infection, decreasing the risk of obesity and disease, reducing healthcare costs, and protecting nursing mothers against ovarian cancer and breast cancer, the benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are wide spread....

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The 2019 nutrition promotion month kicks off in Myanmar

  |   SUN UN Network

The Nutrition Promotion Month (2019) with the theme of ‘’Invest in Nutrition: Join Hands in Building the Nation’’ will be conducted throughout August by seeking attention to the importance of coordinated effort to support good nutrition for all populations in Myanmar. With the leadership of...

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