144/1037 - Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding: Evidence and Lessons Learnt from Baby Friendly Country Programs

Organized by: USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP).
Friday 20 October 8.00 - 10.00 h. Room 6 - Catalinas

Chair

Dr. Cyril Engmann

Program Leader. Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition Global Program. PATH. USA.

Assigned Co-Chair

B.S. Gabriela Saad

Nutritionist. Assistant Secretary of the Council of the Argentine Association of Nutrition. Argentina.


Systematic Review of Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) in Low and Middle Income Countries: Evidence and Program Implications

Speaker

Dr. Justine Kavle

Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)/PATH. Washington DC. USA


Development and roll-out of national Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) guidelines: Experience on addressing barriers to EBF in Kenyan communities

Speaker

Brenda Ahoya

MCSP/PATH in collaboration with Kisumu/Migori County Ministry of Health (MOH). Kenya.


Programmatic experience on revitalization of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in Malawi: Lessons learnt on barriers to EBF at facility level

Speaker

Janet Guta

Ministry of Health (MOH). Malawi.


Program implications for addressing barriers to exclusive breastfeeding: progress to date and future considerations

Speaker

Dr. Chessa Lutter

RTI International and University of Maryland School of Public Health. Washington DC. USA.