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2020 World Breastfeeding Week activities

Every year, World Breastfeeding Week features thousands of activities worldwide to promote the importance of breastfeeding. A&T supports activities in every country we work in and at the global level as well. See the World Breastfeeding Week Pledge Map for activities near you! Use the pledge form to add your activities. Let’s make #2020WBW trend…

Tanoto Foundation and Alive & Thrive collaborate to support Indonesian government’s stunting reduction strategy

The Tanoto Foundation and Alive & Thrive will continue their cooperation in support of the Government of Indonesia’s national stunting reduction strategy by supporting the implementation of a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy, the organizations announced in July. “We are very pleased to be able to continue this collaboration as part of our…

Human milk banks celebrated worldwide

People from around the world came together virtually through a video and photo mosaic to celebrate the World Day of Human Milk Donation in May. The event lauded the work of 700 human milk banks operating in 65 countries and thanked mothers for their gift of human milk. Donor milk allows mothers to get the…

Celebrating World Day of Human Milk Donation

Alive & Thrive is pleased to join partners around the world to celebrate World Day of Human Milk Donation. The photo mosaic featured in the video below is a tribute to human milk donors and professionals working together across the world to promote human milk donation. Globally, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely…

Workplace lactation support toolkit approved in Myanmar to create breastfeeding friendly workplaces

Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports and Ministry of Labor, Immigration, and Population approved and endorsed the Alive & Thrive workplace lactation support toolkit and training package in February. Faced with little or no breastfeeding support in their workplaces, women may leave the workforce, choose not to breastfeed their infants, or use unsafe or unsanitary…

West African health officials learn about successful “Start Strong/Zero Water” campaign in Nigeria

Representatives of the ministries of health in Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal met health officials, communication experts, and community authorities during a six-day visit to Nigeria organized and conducted by Alive & Thrive. The exchange visit allowed the delegations to learn more about the “Start Strong/Zero Water” awareness-raising campaign and about conceiving and launching such…

Advocacy to increase investment in maternal nutrition reaches high-level stakeholders and journalists in Ethiopia

The president of Ethiopia delivered a keynote address at one of several safe motherhood events across Ethiopia where A&T promoted maternal nutrition and advocated to high-level decision makers on the significant benefits of investing in nutrition. The events included a workshop for journalists that led to radio, TV and newspaper reports on the importance of…