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ARCH Senegal celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

January 7, 2019

partnering with the Ministry of Health to host a panel discussion on the importance of breastfeeding. Senegal celebrated its World Breastfeeding Week from December 13- 20th 2018. Child health advocates came together in the nation’s capital with the goal of raising awareness among government authorities, non-governmental organizations and other health partners on the importance of…

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Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 2018: Achievements and next steps for children’s health

December 21, 2018

Breastmilk is the gold standard for infant and young child feeding. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend that children be exclusively breastfed for the first six months and continue to receive breastmilk up to two years of age or beyond. Yet, the proliferation of varying breastmilk substitutes, including follow-up formula, increasingly undermines exclusive…

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New Resources for CCNFSDU 2018

October 22, 2018

This November, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) will continue its review of the Follow-Up Formula Standard. The key consideration at this year’s meeting is whether to define both categories of follow-up formula as breastmilk substitutes. In doing so, follow-up formula would fall under the same marketing guidelines as…

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Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula: ARCH & SUN SCN Webinar Series

October 12, 2018

Infant and young child nutrition advocates are invited to participate in a series of webinars to inform and prepare those interested in or attending the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting in Berlin from the 26th to the 30th November 2018. On the agenda of the meeting is the revision…

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ARCH Activities During World Breastfeeding Week 2018

September 11, 2018

Cambodia Hosting an NGO Capacity Building Workshop in Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2018 In Cambodia, the National Nutrition Program, Helen Keller International and other Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance members hosted the annual World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) celebration for the 4th year in a row. With current evidence indicating a decline in exclusive…

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