PHM-Exch> Announcement of the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Claudio Schuftan cschuftan at
Sun Jan 14 20:09:01 PST 2018

From: Pei Ching Chuah <peiching.chuah at>


In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the
foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. We are excited
to announce the slogan of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2018:

*Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life *

Breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, and
ensures food security for babies, even in times of crises. With no
additional burden on household income, breastfeeding is a low-cost way of
feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction. Nutrition, food
security and poverty reduction are fundamental to the achievement of the
United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

Objectives of #WBW2018

1.      *INFORM* people about​ ​how​ ​breastfeeding​ ​is linked to​
​nutrition,​ ​food​ ​security​ ​and​ ​poverty reduction

2.      *ANCHOR* breastfeeding within the nutrition, food security and
poverty reduction agenda

3.      *ENGAGE* with​ ​individuals/organisations​ ​working​ ​on​ ​these​

4.      *GALVANISE* action to​ ​advance​ ​breastfeeding​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​
​nutrition,​ ​food​ ​security and​ ​poverty​ ​reduction​ ​strategies

We all have an important role to play in ensuring the growth, development
and survival <>
of children around the world.

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