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Thought Leadership Series

Better Breastfeeding for a Healthier Nigeria: 2020 World Breastfeeding Week

Every year from August 1–7, Nigeria joins over 170 countries globally to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. This is one of the greatest outreach vehicles for the promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. The event, formally endorsed by the 1990 WHO Innocenti Declaration and policymakers across the globe, reaffirms commitment to breastfeeding […]

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MNCH Torchlight Series

Between experts and experience: Compassionate advocacy and support for exclusive breastfeeding

These are some of the reasons Nigerian mothers give for why they are unable to exclusively breastfeed their babies in the first six months after giving birth. To experts, some of these reasons may seem like excuses, but with Nigeria’s exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates as low as 28%, this is far below the global goal […]

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Press Release

Federal Ministry of Health Celebrating 2019 World Breastfeeding Week -Empower Parents. Enable Breastfeeding

Preparations are in earnest for the celebration of 2019 World Breast Feeding week. A series of activities is planned to promote optimal breastfeeding practices and policies essential for improving child survival as well as facilitating the achievement of sustainable outcomes. As part of activities to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week in Nigeria, Alive & Thrive, UNICEF, […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

From Zero to Six: Can breastfeeding our babies accelerate Nigeria’s development? #WBWNG2018

Every first week of August Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week. Yet, if statistics are anything to go by, one might question what impact this 26-year long tradition has had on the rate of breastfeeding in Nigeria. Exclusive breastfeeding rates in Nigeria still remain dismally low, tottering between 17 – 25 […]