Breast-feeding: Working to make it work

HNN Team

The theme of World Breast-feeding Week 2015 is “Let’s make it work!” — focusing on supporting working women that breast-feed. The reality is that all women work, whether in the home or in an office, factory or field.

Registration for Woman Deliver Conference 2016 Now Open

Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference, taking place 16-19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Bangladesh: Exclusive breastfeeding for urban working mothers creates win-win situation for all

Bangladesh HNN Team

Through advocacy and technical support, selected garment factories integrated nutrition counseling and promotion in the workplace, developed support tools for mothers and created private space in the factory for mothers to breastfeed their infants.

Saving newborn babies, one embrace at a time

Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam HNN Team

The First Embrace, a regional launch in 37 countries, says Dr. Silvestre, is taking off from the Philippine experience of changing the way we care for our babies, especially immediately after birth, as well as changing our practices for mothers.

Philippines: Midwife feels ‘Unang Yakap’ gains

Philippines HNN Team

EINC is a set of evidence-based practices recommended by the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and the WHO as the standard of care in all births by skilled attendants in all government and private settings.

WHO First Embrace campaign to save more than 50,000 newborn babies a year in Western Pacific Region

HNN Team

First Embrace highlights early essential newborn care (EENC) – a package of actions and interventions that address the most common causes of newborn death or disease, such as prematurity (being born too soon), low birth weight and severe infection.

Alain Nteff, the 23-year-old savior of Cameroon’s mothers and babies

Cameroon HNN Team

Alain Nteff got the idea after witnessing several mothers and newborns die from conditions that could have been predicted and managed with proper antenatal care.

Another breastfeeding benefit: Preparing baby’s belly for solid food

HNN Team

Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC College of Arts and Sciences found that a baby’s diet during the first few months of life has a profound influence on the composition, diversity, and stability of the gut microbiome.

Bill Gates Will Try To Save 2 Million Children From Dying This Year — Here’s How

HNN Team

Bill and Melinda Gates argue — and research backs them up — that the world could save about 2 million newborns every year through a variety of low-cost interventions.

Exclusive Breastfeeding Can Reduce Nigeria’s Burden Of Infant Mortality

Nigeria, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malawi, Rwanda HNN Team

“It is not that women don’t understand the value of breastfeeding. Surveys repeatedly show that new mothers across many countries know that breast is best for babies.”