Breastfeeding for a healthier planet

By Miski Abdi Building a healthier planet starts with the simplest of actions and requires us all. Even the smallest members of society have a powerful role to play. Mothers and their young infants might seem to some like the unlikeliest of actors in the global climate change efforts, but...

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Time to identify women exposed to intimate partner violence in antenatal settings

By Dr Rishi Caleyachetty Up till now, research on the health impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) has primarily focused on gynaecological and sexual health outcomes (e.g., unwanted and unplanned pregnancies, miscarriages, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection), psychiatric disorders (e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety) (1) and substance...

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Call to action: Conflict of interest and the infant formula industry

This blog was originally published by the BMJ here. By Tanya Doherty, Lori Lake, Max Kroon, Chantell Witten, Natasha Rhoda, David Sanders Breastfeeding is one of the most cost-effective interventions for improving the health and survival of children, with important short and long-term benefits to families and society. [1] However,...

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Ebola virus disease and breastfeeding: time for attention

This blog was originally published in The Lancet as a commentary here. By Mija Ververs & Akanksha Arya This year’s Global Nutrition Cluster meeting in July, 2019, offered a platform on which to discuss all nutrition-related humanitarian emergencies. Ebola virus disease (EVD) and breastfeeding in DR Congo was an obvious...

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