Dear colleagues and friends,
You are receiving the first issue of UNICEF: Working to Improve Nutrition at Scale, a knowledge dissemination initiative to share UNICEF’s advocacy, policy, programme, and evidence generation work on Maternal and Child Nutrition around the world.
The first issue of UNICEF: Working to Improve Nutrition at Scale brings to you a series of advocacy materials developed by the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a partnership led by UNICEF and WHO that brings together more than 20 organizations around one goal: increase attention and investment on breastfeeding worldwide. The materials include:
- A Call to Action that calls upon governments, development partners and civil society to focus on seven priorities for action to improve breastfeeding rates worldwide.
- The Investment Case for Breastfeeding, which highlights why breastfeeding is an investment in children’s survival, growth and development and in human capital formation.
- The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, a first ever report that evaluates and compares 194 low, middle, and high-income countries on the seven priorities for action on breastfeeding.
All materials and more can be found at www.unicef.org/breastfeeding. We encourage you to make good use of these materials during World Breastfeeding Week (… and beyond!) to make the case for increased attention to breastfeeding, one of the smartest investments a country can make.
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Víctor M. Aguayo, MPH, PhD
Associate Director, Chief Nutrition
UNICEF New York