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New Zealand’s Train the Trainers

The New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) is responsible for offering Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative(BFHI) and Baby-Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) Train-the-Trainer three-day workshops.

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  • Philippine’s Budgetary Steps and Setbacks

    A 2004 WHO assessment on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in the Philippines found the country was performing poorly on IYCF health indicators, and thus spurred the development of a IYCF National Plan of Action in 2005 and subsequent IYCF Program.

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  • Sri Lanka’s Lactation Management Centers

    Sri Lanka's Lactation Management Centers (LMCs) assist mothers who need breastfeeding support, are funded by the Ministry of Health, and are located in every specialist hospital that provides maternity services and newborn care.

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  • New Zealand’s Diverse Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign

    In 2008, the Government of New Zealand funded the Ministry of Health (MoH) to develop and implement a national breastfeeding promotion campaign based on formative research and designed to target groups with disparately low breastfeeding rates such as Māori and Pacific people.

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  • Reaching Mothers via Text

    Text4baby is a free text messaging service with national coverage that delivers timely health information messages to mothers to improve the health of their babies both before and after they are born.

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  • Mali's Maternity Protection

    In 2008, Mali became the first African country to ratify the ILO Maternity Protection Convention 2000 (Convention No. 183), which stipulates a minimum of 14 weeks of maternity leave.

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  • Public Health Midwives in Sri Lanka

    A longitudinal study in Sri Lanka on the effect of training public health midwives on exclusive breastfeeding reported a highly significant increase in the percentage of mothers breastfeeding their infants for 6 months, as well as the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding–all for a relatively low cost. Today, Sri Lanka has one of the top breastfeeding outcomes in the world with 99% of children ever-breastfed and 82% breastfed exclusively in the first six months in 2016.

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  • Philippines Senator Serves as Breastfeeding Champion

    Senator Pia Cayetano is an example of a breastfeeding champion who has used her position in the national government to protect, promote, and support Philippine women’s right to breastfeed and defines herself as “a staunch breastfeeding advocate”.

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  • Peru’s Continuous Demographic and Health Survey

    In Peru, the Continuous Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) provides annual data on the initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding under six months, solid foods introduction, and median breastfeeding duration at the national, urban-rural, and departmental (regional) levels of Peru.

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