Is Infant Formula Ever A Good Option In Poor Countries?
The long-running breast milk vs. formula debate made headlines earlier this week. The first problem arises because powdered formula requires a dependable source of clean water, which is not available to some 780 million people, according to the World Health Organization.Source: NPR Goats and Soda
Why The Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Debate Is Especially Critical In Poor Countries
In poor countries, a mother's decision about breastfeeding can be critical for her baby's survival. That's because formula carries special risks for low-income families. According to Rafael Perez-Escamilla, director of Global Health Concentration at the Yale School of Public Health. "If the water is not clean, formula becomes a death sentence for the infant."Source: NPR Goats and Soda
Trump Administration Denies Threatening Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution
U.S. officials made threats to Ecuador in an attempt to water down a resolution in support of breastfeeding, according to a report in The New York Times. The news report has garnered strong reaction from the U.S. government. Rafael Perez-Escamilla, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, told NPR this is part of a larger trend in the current administration "to help maximize profits at the expense of public health."Source: NPR
School of Public Health to launch breastfeeding campaign
The School of Public Health of the University of Ghana will on April 19, launched a media campaign to promote breastfeeding in Ghana through social media. It is the first breastfeeding social media campaign in Ghana and has been designed in response to the recommendations of the “Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly” process that was completed last year.Source: Business Ghana
PAYING MOMS TO NURSE MIGHT BE THE KEY TO INCREASING BREASTFEEDING RATES, SAYS STUDY
One of the things people love to say about breastfeeding is that it’s totally and completely free. No bottles to buy, formula to mix, nipples to pack, sterilizers to worry about. Just good ol’ Mother Nature supplying everything a baby could possibly need, straight from the source.Source: Babble
GHLI announces junior faculty awards
The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) announced this year’s recipients of the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty. The award is granted to junior faculty who engage students to advance new research and educational projects in global health at Yale.
First Lady says “Nurturing care is the basic right of every child” at Lancet Series’ launch
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, Friday evening, joined with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the Caribbean Regional Launch in Guyana of The Lancet Series on Early Childhood Development (ECD), which focuses on the “the invaluable impact” of a nurturing environment on early childhood development. Yale professor, Rafael Perez-Escamilla (EPH) and other authors of The Lancet Series were in attendance.Source: Guyana Chronicle
Sólo 14.4% de bebés tienen leche materna como alimento exclusivo durante 6 meses
Ninguna estrategia para fomentar la lactancia materna funcionará si persiste la carencia de presupuesto específico y de mecanismos de vigilancia sobre el cumplimiento de indicadores. Garantizar que las madres alimenten a sus hijos no es gratis, ni los partos lo son, a pesar de que fueron parte del mismo proceso natural, advirtió Teresita González de Cosío, miembro de la Academia Nacional de Medicina (ANM).Source: La Jornada
Lanzan en México el Índice País Amigo de la Lactancia Materna
México y Ghana son los dos países pioneros en los que se ha aplicado el Índice País Amigo de la Lactancia Materna, gracias al trabajo conjunto de un grupo multisectorial en el que se incluyen instituciones gubernamentales, de la sociedad civil y académicas, como el Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP).Source: El Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública de México
Becoming Baby Friendly Dissemination Event
In May 2016, Yale University in collaboration with University of Ghana School of Public Health, with funding from Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation started the Breastfeeding Friendly Country Index project now called “Becoming Baby Friendly”.Source: University of Ghana School of Public Health
Yale School of Public Health Professor Contributes to Advancing Early Childhood Health and Development Globally
The recently released 2016 Lancet Early Childhood Development Series, “Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale,” was developed by a steering committee of experts with strong interdisciplinary and global representation. Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla of the Yale School of Public Health was one of the committee’s 14 members.
Webcast Oct 5 | The Lancet Series on Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale
The World Bank is hosting a live-streamed global launch of the new Lancet Early Childhood Development Series on Oct 5th from 2-4 pm EST at its annual world summit of Economic Ministers. Three Yale faculty are among the noted authors of this series that is a major milestone with major global implications.
YSPH promotes breastfeeding health benefits
In a nation where the news cycle is often filled with women being ejected from restaurants or stores for breastfeeding publicly, epidemiology professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, and his colleagues at the Yale School of Public Health are working to increase the effectiveness of programs that promote breastfeeding worldwide.Source: Yale Daily News