Mothers’ support groups help to encourage breastfeeding

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31 July 2014 -- World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. WHO actively promotes breastfeeding as the best source of nourishment for infants and young children.

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

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31 July 2014 -- Invitation to comment on the revised draft of the political outcome document of the ICN2, the consultation is open until 17 August 2014.

Global targets 2025 to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition

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30 May 2014-- WHO's Member States have endorsed global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition and are committed to monitoring progress. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalysing global change.


Call for public comments

Guideline: Fortification of food-grade salt with iodine for prevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders
Guideline: Iron supplementation in postpartum women
Guideline: Optimal timing of cord clamping for improved maternal and infant health and nutrition outcomes
Deadline: no later than 22 August 2014

Contact information:

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