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ARCH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

July 31, 2016

This week, we join countries and communities around the world in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7, 2016). The ARCH team collaborates with partners in empowering women to breastfeed and provide their children with the healthiest start in life—not only with a range of activities this week, but throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses…

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Celebrating the Golden 1,000 Days during World Breastfeeding Week in Nepal

Nepal is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with the theme “Breastfeeding: A key to Sustainable Development.” The Ministry of Health has organized several activities that focus on the need to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. To support these initiatives, the Nepal ARCH team is co-organizing various events at 10 major hospitals, which cover 90% of births…

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World Health Assembly Welcomes Resolution to Protect Infant and Child Nutrition

June 16, 2016

It’s been 35 years since the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) was passed by the World Health Assembly (WHA). Last month, leaders at the 69th Assembly welcomed a new resolution aimed at protecting breastfeeding and the appropriate complementary feeding of young children.

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HKI Research Informs Global Health Policies on Infant and Young Child Health

April 11, 2016

ARCH investigated what types of commercially produced foods children under two were eating in Cambodia, Nepal, Tanzania, and Senegal. They also found out what kind of ads mothers saw promoting these foods. The purpose was to inform decision makers about how to improve policies that support infant and young child nutrition.

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Protect Breastfeeding, the Ultimate Personalized Medicine

April 8, 2016

This Devex Guest Column argues that breastfeeding plays a significant role in improving nutrition, intelligence, educational attainment, and maternal and child health and survival. And raising awareness—and breastfeeding rates—among mothers will require changes in how milk substitutes are marketed across the globe.

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