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 best buys in global health to improve social, health, and economic development outcomes. Globally, improving breastfeeding practices could save more than 820,000 lives annually—87 percent of them infants under six months of age.
Alive & Thrive (A&T) conducted an impact evaluation to test an integrated package of interventions to improve breastfeeding practices in the Boucle du Mouhoun region from 2015 to 2017.
Alive & Thrive (A&T) supported the government of Burkina Faso in the implementation of the National Scale Up Plan for the promotion of Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices with a focus on early initiation of breastfeeding (within the hour after birth) and exclusive breastfeedin
A&T, in partnership with the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) in 12 regions and Entraide Universitaire Mondiale du Canada (EUMC) in Boucle du Mouhoun, implemented the interpersonal communication component (IPC) through capacity building (training and supportive supervision) of h