Policy advocacy, Research

Jun 23 2022

A review of front-of-pack nutrition labelling in Southeast Asia: Industry interference, lessons learned, and future directions (Flax V, 2022. Lancet Regional Health)

A breastfeeding promotion intervention in private facilities in Lagos, which included training for healthcare providers, increased the percentage of exclusively breastfed infants but had no impact on early initiation of breastfeeding.  

Journal article, Research

Apr 19 2022

Awareness, Perceptions, Gaps, and Uptake of Maternity Protection among Formally Employed Women in Vietnam (Nguyen TT, 2022. Int J of Env. Research & Public Health)

Interviews reveal implementation gaps in Vietnam’s maternity protection policies, limiting their effectiveness to protect women and children’s rights. Findings demonstrate a need to increase awareness, strengthen enforcement, and expand entitlements to the informal sector.

Graphic/Poster

Mar 10 2022

education posters COE

Educational posters on Kangaroo Mother Care, Proper Latching, and Breastmilk Expression and Storage

This series of three posters, developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam, provides information on kangaroo mother care, proper breastfeeding latch, and breastmilk expression and storage. The posters are part of the Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding initiative.

Guide, Handout, Job aid

Feb 09 2022

code quick guide

A Quick Guide: The International Code of Marketing for Breast-milk Substitutes

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.

Brief

Jan 21 2022

Making the Case for the Breastfeeding Model Hospitals in Lao PDR

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.

Guide

Jan 10 2022

Viet Nam Human Milk Bank Guidelines

This document outlines the technical guidelines for establishing and operating Human Milk Banks in Viet Nam, providing a basis for health facilities providing maternity and newborn services. 

 
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