Accelerating the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in West and Central Africa: Leveraging Experiences from Southeast Asia
In August 2022, UNICEF, WHO, Irish Aid and Alive & Thrive's offices in West Africa and Southeast Asia collabor
Breastfeeding in Lao PDR is widely socially accepted and strongly supported by government policy. While most infants are breastfed, the practice is often sub-optimal: slow initiation, pre-lacteal feeding, and mixed feeding are common.
In collaboration with partners, Alive & Thrive (A&T) is working to strengthen the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Viet Nam to deliver high-quality breastfeeding-friendly services to mothers and infants.
As a result of the illegal coup d’état by the Myanmar military on February 1st, 2021, the country is now facing a humanitarian crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and characterized by significantly increased food and fuel prices, drastically reduced access to basic health services, a nat