Monday, July 18, 2016

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7

August 1-7 is traditionally celebrated as World Breastfeeding Week!  World Breastfeeding week is an annual celebration in more than 120 countries, with 540 events world-wide and nearly 410,000 participants.  Organized by WABA, WHO and UNICEF in 1992, WBW promotes the value of breastfeeding for mothers as well as children.

Start planning now as to how you’ll bring this forward into your community.

The objectives of this year’s celebration are
1) To inform people about the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and how they relate to breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding;
(2) To firmly anchor breastfeeding as a key component of sustainable development;
(3) To galvanise a variety of actions at all levels on breastfeeding and IYCF in the new era of the SDGs;
(4) To engage and collaborate with a wider range of actors around promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding.

Available on the website are downloads of the WBW logo with subtitles in many languages, Action Folders in many languages,  as well as WBW 2016 Posters in many languages.

Find logos, Action Folders and Posters here:

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