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Helen Keller International Statement on World Health Assembly Breastfeeding Resolution

July 19, 2018

July 12, 2018 As a global health organization, Helen Keller International (HKI) fully supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance on optimal infant and young child feeding which promotes the early initiation of breastfeeding at birth followed by exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months when appropriate complementary foods should be introduced alongside continued breastfeeding until the…

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“Breast-Milk Substitute Companies Must Do More to Protect Breastfeeding” Says ARCH Director Elizabeth Zehner

June 6, 2018

Writing for Malnutrition Deeply, ARCH Director Elizabeth Zehner explains the significance of the newly released 2018 Access to Nutrition Index and what it says about the behavior of breast-milk substitute manufacturers: Since 1981, The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries, health systems and manufacturers to implement the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes as part…

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ARCH Indonesia Team Completes Nutrition Survey in Bandung City

April 5, 2018

The ARCH Indonesia research team recently reached a data collection milestone: the completion of 595 interviews with mothers of children under three years old in Bandung City, West Java. These interviews were conducted as part of a study designed to assess mothers’ exposure to advertising and other promotional practices for commercial foods for young children,…

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Don’t Push It: Strengthening the call for improved WHO Code compliance

February 27, 2018

Since 2015, ARCH has investigated how commercially produced foods for infants and young children are promoted in various countries and settings. Our research was sparked by a growing concern that optimal infant and child feeding practices – such as exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months – are increasingly undermined by the inappropriate and aggressive…

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Joint Statement on Maternal & Child Nutrition at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

January 22, 2018

The 142nd session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board takes place this week (22-27 January 2018) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Executive Board provides direction and input on World Health Organization priorities related to a broad range of health concerns. At this week’s meeting, a biennial report on the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant…

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