Update from the Field: Somalia

For almost three decades, Somalia has been facing ongoing conflict, lack of governance and recurrent natural hazards such as drought and flooding. Political progress has been made in recent years to mitigate the impact of these challenges, but it has yet to translate into improvement on basic services. These challenges are a driving factor in … Continued

Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: what can we do?

Why is breastfeeding important? The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (2002)[7] recommends optimal infant and young child feeding as: Initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth Exclusive breastfeeding[1] for the first six months of life Continued breastfeeding for two years … Continued