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


Dr. Cyril Engmann

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

Assigned Co-Chair

Eng. Ricardo Weill

Agronomist Engineer of the National University of Buenos Aires. Former Chief of practical work Chair of Microbiology Faculty of Agronomy (UNBA)

See biography

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


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


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


Janet Guta

Ministry of Health (MOH). Malawi.

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


Dr. Chessa Lutter

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