The Stronger with Breastmilk Only regional initiative, a collaboration of UNICEF, WHO and Alive & Thrive, is pleased to invite stakeholders 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.
WHO and UNICEF have called upon all facilities providing maternity and newborn services to implement the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding worldwide. There is considerable evidence that implementing the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding through national health systems significantly improves breastfeeding rates.
In this webinar:
- WHO Regional Office for Africa will present the global updated guidance on the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
- Alive & Thrive ‘s Asia-Pacific Regional Office will share their experience on Centres of Excellence for Breastfeeding
- Three countries from West and Central Africa will share their experiences with implementing the BFHI.
The webinar will be moderated by Dr Nemat Hajeebhoy, Chief Nutrition for UNICEF Nigeria. Interpretation in English, French and Portuguese will be available.