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Strengthening Monitoring and Enforcement of the Code in Cambodia

May 17, 2017

The Royal Government of Cambodia has had a longstanding commitment to supporting breastfeeding. Its efforts to promote breastfeeding led to a massive increase in breastfeeding rates from 2000-2010, with the exclusive breastfeeding rate rising from 11% in 2000 to 74% in 2010. Since then, however, progress has stalled and bottle feeding and the use of breastmilk substitutes have risen.

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Success with health worker lactation management training in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

April 17, 2017

The Nepal Health Research Council held the Third National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal on April 10-12 2017. The ARCH Nepal team presented an abstract and poster on the effectiveness of lactation management training for health workers in Kathmandu Valley. This training program was developed in response to our previously published research which found…

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Breastfeeding: a powerful tool to promote health equity

March 29, 2017

The scientific community has long touted the tremendous benefits of breastfeeding. Recent estimates show that over 800,000 child lives and 20,000 maternal lives could be saved each year if every mother were to optimally breastfeed her baby. Often it is economically vulnerable women who struggle with breastfeeding.  In high-income countries, serious disparities exist: wealthier, better-educated…

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Nepal Holds National Seminar on Nutrition; Commits to Nutrition Goals

February 24, 2017

The Child Health Division of Nepal’s Ministry of Health (MOH) organized a national seminar on nutrition, and participants formulated a 10-Point-Commitment which supports the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and encourages providing quality nutrition services at the district level.

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Posters Highlight Hazards of Poor Nutrition

February 17, 2017

On Indonesia’s National Nutrition Day, ARCH team conducted a poster competition for junior and senior high school students to raise awareness of the hazards of poor nutrition, including consuming excess salt and sugar. The three winners took part in a ceremony with the Minister of Health, Mrs. Nila Moeloek.

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