Updated February 2022!
This quick guide summarizes the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (The Code) and relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly that help protect breastfeeding around the globe.
Breastfeeding is one of the smartest investments a country can make to build its future prosperity. It offers children unparalleled health and brain-building benefits.
The resources below provide MNCH program leaders and implementers with tools for delivering maternal nutrition programs at scale. The materials were originally developed in 2016 by the Government of Bangladesh, BRAC, and Alive & Thrive. The program was funded by Global Affairs Canada.
From 2010-2014, Alive & Thrive worked in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam to reduce undernutrition and death caused by sub-optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices.
Engaging medical associations to support optimal infant and young child feeding: Lessons learned from Alive & Thrive
Strategic and well-coordinated advocacy is essential to improve nutrition at scale. Recent efforts in countries throughout Southeast Asia have generated regional momentum and resulted in stronger nutrition policies and programs.